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Find of the Month: Love Is Art


Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, it’s pretty undeniable that February is typically associated with love, sweethearts, and passion. So although I had quite a few choices for what to throw up here for Find of the Month, I couldn’t resist honing in on an intimate gift idea designed to quell your cabin fever.

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I know that at first glance, the picture above may seem pretty innocuous. You’re basically just looking at a large-scale abstract canvas hanging on a wall, right? The question then becomes – who created the picture? And in this particular case, it’s probably worth noting, how? Enter LOVE IS ART, a unique collection of art kits created by South African-born artist Jeremy Brown, known for his paintings created during intimacy.

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After being prodded by his friends to start selling kits so they can try their hand at concocting their own down & dirty paintings, Jeremy launched LOVE IS ART in 2011. Since then, over 30,000 couples have purchased his kits – which include an all-natural, non-toxic paint, a tarp to keep your possessions protected, a large piece of canvas to work your magic on, two pairs of disposable slippers to keep paint from tracking from your art to your shower, and a special body scrubber and soap for a post-painting scrubdown.

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Personally, I love this as a saucy bachelorette or shower gift, or if you want to keep things quiet (and future houseguests guessing), gift it to your special someone as a birthday, anniversary, or naturally, Valentine’s gift. It’s a fun way to suggest a special evening together, with results that’ll last far longer than this bonding experience. All you have to do is take your dried painting into any framing shop (including Michael’s, as a mass market option) and get ‘em to stretch it for you. Presto, you’ve got an instant piece of abstract art with some more-than-emotional significance.

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Beyond the fact you & your partner will be the ones crafting this work from scratch, there’s some additional room for customization – the LOVE IS ART store sells dozens of variations of both canvas and paint colours, as well as sets with some extras to give your painting a bit of extra flare, like the ‘Criss Cross Edition‘ pictured directly above, or the ‘Equality Edition‘ shown prior to this image. All of the kits range in price from $60 – $110 depending on which kit you choose (plus the cost of framing of course), making it perfectly priced to either pool funds for a group gift, or at a totally reasonable range to gift your sweetheart.

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It’s also worth noting that there’s a benevolent side to purchasing a LOVE IS ART kit. This year, 20% of all sales made during this pre-Valentine’s season will actually be donated to the World Food Program – purchasing just one kit can actually put food in the bellies of 50 starving folks. I particularly love this because even if you see Valentine’s as a corporate holiday, at least you know this particular purchase can give back to the world, and give you a special experience together.

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Because it’s a month for lovers and I just love all my readers so much, I’ve actually got TWO prize packages to giveaway to two of you. Each prize includes a LOVE IS ART Signature Series Kit + a Will Work For Love tank. If you’re ready to get physical, here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by February 28th with the LOVE IS ART kit you’d pick for yourself from their collection.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around March 1st to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like LOVE IS ART on Facebook and leave a comment to say hello to earn yourself a bonus entry. As always, you have no obligation to mention the Canadian Gift Guide. 

5) Bonus Entries #2+: Check out every new, non-contest post that goes up during the month of February for bonus entry opportunities galore!

 

 

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89 Responses to “Find of the Month: Love Is Art”
  1. Krist Hud says:

    Nice to see these attractive arts. This large-scale abstract canvas may be a better chose for hanging on the walls.

  2. Black and gold collection for sure . Thanks.

  3. liked them on facebook and left a comment
    doreen lamoureux

  4. Natalie says:

    This is by far my favourite of CCG posts to date! If I had to choose it would be a toss up between black and gold and black and copper. The copper on the web has a lot of pink in it, I would want it to be as metallic as possible. There is at least one couple I know who are getting this as a gift this year.

  5. Evan says:

    The Equality Edition looks great. Thanks so much.

  6. Leah says:

    I like the Shades of Grey Edition

  7. Joan G says:

    What a fun idea – you can hang your art and your friends will never know. I think I prefer the Shades of Grey Edition.

  8. diane says:

    I like the Shades of Grey Edition very much. Thank you.

  9. Victoria Ess says:

    SIGNATURE SERIES – LOVE IS ART is my favourite!! These kits are amazing!!

  10. Jennifer Deol says:

    I’d choose the Luvtone Red because not only is red the color of passion, it’s both my fiancé’s & my favorite color.

  11. diane says:

    Liked them on facebook and left a comment.

  12. pacificnxnw says:

    I’d choose the Love if Free Signature Series!

  13. pacificnxnw says:

    Commented and likes on FB!

  14. Shades of Grey. Definitely.

    Liked and commented on FB (Jennifer Hume-Larose)

  15. Leah M says:

    Love is art

  16. donyadonya says:

    <3 <3 <3 LOVE IS ART <3 <3 <3

    I absolutely love this concept !! I wish I thought of it !! KUDOS to Mr. Brown !!!!

    If I am lucky enough to win, I would LOVE IS ART in BLACK & SILVER PLEASE….<3

  17. I would definitely choose the Signature Series – Love is Free! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Sean Pynaert says:

    I’d like the criss cross edition

  19. beewbedard says:

    PINK & BLACK EDITION

  20. April Campbell says:

    I like the first one (black and white)

  21. Steven says:

    I like the BLACK & SILVER EDITION

  22. Lori says:

    I like the criss cross edition one

  23. PJ wiseman says:

    i really love the EQUALITY EDITION.

  24. PJ wiseman says:

    commented and liked on facebook
    PJ wiseman

  25. I am thinking the Shades of Grey Edition. :-)

  26. Sarah says:

    This is really cool. I like the Make Art, Not War.

  27. janicour says:

    I would pick the Shades of Grey Edition.

  28. brenda lacourciere says:

    I like the shades of grey. Im gonna look for this for a gift for my husband.

  29. Jo Ann Moffatt says:

    I would choose the Pink and Black.

  30. krista maksymchuk says:

    I like them all, the black one with the equal sign is my favorite though

  31. Suzanne says:

    I would pick the pink and copper edition

  32. Suzanne says:

    Liked Love Is Art on FB and left comment

  33. Jackie says:

    I’d choose the black and silver or the shades of grey. (I’m torn)

  34. Burcu says:

    PINK & BLACK EDITION looks great

  35. Marlene J says:

    SIGNATURE SERIES – LOVE IS FREE

  36. CarolynW says:

    I would get the shades of grey – would look marvious above the living room couch

  37. angela mitchell says:

    I’d pick Black and Copper.

  38. Linda Chaput says:

    the shades of grey is my favorite

  39. charmtime says:

    I like the Equality Edition

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  41. Kelly P says:

    I would love the Shades of Grey edition! We have a huge chunk of bare wall above the living room couch that this would be perfect for!

  42. Hannah says:

    The Equality Edition. What a cool gift idea!

  43. Sadie says:

    I really love all the custom samples actually…I’d want red, green & white because I met my spouse over Christmas.

  44. Narinder Chana says:

    Nice.

  45. Margaret Imecs says:

    I love the SIGNATURE SERIES – HEARTS

  46. Margaret Imecs says:

    Liked on Facebook as Margaret Imecs and left a comment on their wall

  47. SueBoo Badoo says:

    I love them all but the Love is art signature series would go best with my decor .. although maybe I’d change something to have the pink and copper

  48. SueBoo Badoo says:

    I like Love is Art on Facebook and commen ted

  49. Jie says:

    I loved the shirts, and outta the collection ..I’d definitely choose black and gold collection.

  50. Avery Hamelin says:

    I think that the love is free series is absolutely brilliant. abstractive but meaningful! Second would have to be the copper pink series, I’ve always been such a fan of mixing colour and metallic.

  51. lay says:

    i like the gold and black painting

  52. Wanda Washington says:

    Love Is Free…I wonder if I can get them to ship in time for Valentine’s Day…

  53. Stacey says:

    I love the pink and black edition!

  54. Ashley J says:

    Signature Series – Make Art, Not War ….I also like the “Will Work For Love” tank tops :)

  55. Laura says:

    I like the criss cross edition

  56. Holly says:

    Luvtone Purple is great.

  57. Melissa says:

    Love it art is beautiful, Love them all, I would be happy to have any of them <3

  58. Elaan says:

    I’d pick the black & gold kit. Beautiful!

  59. Andrea says:

    Equality Edition!

  60. Sherri F says:

    Shades of Grey Edition!

  61. Linda says:

    These are great and I would welcome any one of these paintings in my home

  62. Sofie says:

    Wow! Love is Art would look great on our wall!

  63. sarah p says:

    I would pick the Make love, Not war kit :)

  64. Francesca says:

    I would pick the PINK AND PINK edition! but they are all great!http://www.loveisartkit.com/products/love-is-art-kit-pink-pink
    LIKED AND LEFT A COMMENT

  65. stacey h says:

    i like the luvtone green

  66. stacey h says:

    like & comment on FB
    ‘stacey htkka’

  67. Amy Johnson says:

    I want the Black and Silver Edition.. they are all so neat !! I want them alll

  68. Amy Johnson says:

    Liked and commented on Facebook – Amy Johnson

  69. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Equality Edition!

  70. Debbie Petch says:

    I liked Life is Art. Very cool!

  71. mousecat says:

    I’d choose the SIGNATURE SERIES – HEARTS,

  72. jason says:

    The Equality Edition looks great

  73. Heather A says:

    The Shades of Grey Edition and the 28th is my wedding anniversary so would love to win.

  74. aimee says:

    shades of grey

  75. william fraser says:

    i like the black & silver edition liked and commented on there facebook page!!!

  76. Tegan says:

    Hmm. I’m thinking BLACK & WHITE EDITION.

    I could actually see that in my living room right now…

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