This summer artists from all over the world sent us their creative interpretations of love. [voting now open]

This summer artists from all over the world sent us their creative interpretations of love. [voting now open]


The Accepted Submissions:

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite (voting form at the bottom of this post).

VOTING DEADLINE:  Friday, September 13, 2013

Julia Wang

“Love is not being able to stop your mouth from breaking into a smile.”


by julia-wang.com

D.S. Kinsel

“I once chased, caught, held, loved and lost my very own personal red balloon.”


by D.S. Kinsel

Timothy James Brearton

“Only love can make the end of the world tenable.”

I was laying out on the floating dock, the sun shining and the breeze blowing, when the bug bit me on the ball of my foot.

I’d been remembering the last group of essays that I had published – an eclectic assortment on angels, the automobile culture, zombie films, and the end of the world as we knew it.  It was July 3rd, the day before Independence Day.  It was almost twenty-five years after Obama had first taken office.  I could never have predicted that bug was going to bite me or what it was going to do to me, any more than I could have predicted what the world was going to look like twenty-four and a half years after our first black President.

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breartonbooks.com

Lisa M Kellner

“Love is a person met in a special place and sustained through time.”


lisakellner.com

Tyler Hebert

“Sometimes love is deceiving.”


tylerhebert.blogspot.com

Felicia Simion

“Love is all the days you took my loneliness away and turned it into vivid dreams.”


facebook.com/felicia.simion.photography

Kait Dean

“Stumbled across this romantic (and creative!) wedding proposal on the beach in Tofino, BC.”


kaitdean.com

Farrah Eck

“With mostly luck, a love can be beautiful, unique, and free of suffering, as a song.”

Fogarasi Hunor

“A symbolic representation of a mistake that I made which ended my relationship.”


hunorart.blogspot.ro

Amy Keefe

“Uncontrollable, undeniable, unconditional magickal force of emotion.”


/aekeefe.wix.com/keefe-creations

Lina Kay

“Love is calm and peaceful, love is restful and comfortable.”


linakayphotography.com.au

Quenby Sheree

“Never love a wild thing.”


quenbysheree.blogspot.com

Cynthia Laroche

“I found my soulmate 2 years ago, and I can’t wait to be with him forever.”


sin-creations.com

Cereals For Lunch

“There has only ever been one woman in my life.”


cerealsforlunch.com

ChanLing Beswick

“A piano piece about the bond between you and your loved one growing stronger every year.”

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“Love Over The Years (永爱)” by ChanLing Beswick © 2012

Sarah O’Mahony

“The heart is blind but eyes can see your stares so empty, in love with me.”

a poem:

The heart is blind
but eyes can see
your stares so empty,
in love with me.

Nika Akin

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle


watercolor-art.tumblr.com

Lizabeth Applewhite

“We’ve spent more time apart than we have together; that’s okay.”


flickr.com/photos/iamlizabeth

Manasi Sose

“Surrender in love, Only love is real”

Summer 2013 Love
mycenttreindia.com

Sara Lynn Cramb

“After 13 years of mutual weirdness, my Scottish husband and I were married on a tall ship in Saginaw Bay and now, after living our entire lives as Northerners, are beginning a new adventure in the South.”

Summer 2013 Love
behance.net/saralynncreativ

Siouxzi Mernagh

“Push me under, pull me deeper, push me home: two hitchhikers find unexpected, inexplicable love on a remote road in the Australian outback.”


siouxzimernagh.com

Ece Çevik

“Marriage doesn’t have to be something boring.”


birzamanlarbizimevde.tumblr.com

Nochi Sardea

“Will you trust me on this and jump with me?”


flickr.com/nochi2009

Jeffrey Philip Nelson

“After watching a close friend go through the pain of infidelity, I wrote a love song to my wife of how crushed I would be if she left me.”

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“Never Leave” // jeffreyphilipnelson.com

Jordy Rabinowitz

“Even in winter, even through coats and coverings, even with the wind blowing and the night descending, even with the noise of everyone else moving about, the tender touch of love comes through.”


flickr.com/photos/jrabthearab

Lisa Fahey

“Longing to be loved…”


Taken Photography

Heather Schmaedeke

“I see love as a balancing act between opening yourself up while simultaneously trying to protect yourself, a process which is both scary and exhilarating.”


facebook.com/hmsart

Seray Niyazi

“Her roots hidden, a wallflower on a tree, she grew content within herself, loving who she had become for the world to see.”


facebook.com/seraysphotography

Nicola Bortoli

“For me love is when you are waiting for somebody that you know won’t never come to you, but you will keep on waiting for her, just because you love her.”


nicolabortoli.com

Carol Martins

“One must cultivate self love first, otherwise it’s impossible to love others.”


carolitamartins.tumblr.com

Patrick Nietupski

“On Thexulon V, they get it.”


unnatural20comic.com

Irena Mandic

“Love is the exact opposite of what your cat feels when you give it a bath.”


acebook.com/PoeTheCat

Dezadie

“Crumble my dried petals into your cornflakes.”


dezadie.com

Gretchen Goetz

“I am half agony, half hope.” – Jane Austen


halfagonyhalfhope.com

Kyle TM

“I opened my heart to share my love and now share my life.”


kyletm.com

Danielle Karagannis

“The end all that broke me, and the end all that started my beginning.”


daniellekaragannis.4ormat.com

AshleyRose Sullivan

“Once upon a time two introverts fell in love and never left the house again.”


ashleyrosesullivan.com

Dimas Melfi

“Love is about not knowing where you end and/or where the other person begins.”


flickr.com/photos/dimasmelfi

Daniel Stepanek

“What’s more beautiful than 2 gorgeous girls locked in a loving embrace.”


danielstepanek.co.uk

Nika Ostby

“I am relearning love.”


flickr.com/photos/tacitwords

Sham Jolimie

“Shaki is a female pig-tailed macaque who adopted a baby long-tailed macaque as her own child even though they are not of the same species.”


flickr.com/photos/shamjolimie

Mellanie Carney

“Love lives everywhere, grows anywhere, means everything.”

“Love” (a poem)

Where breath touches our lips,
Where the land meets the sky…
Where your hands meet my hips,
And your gaze finds my eyes…
That’s where love is born,
and will return again to die.

 

VOTING DEADLINE: Friday, September 13, 2013

What will the winner receive?

There will be two “winners”: a fan favorite and an editor favorite. Both will hold a place of recognition in the sidebar of this website (during the autumn months) in addition to a full interview published on the front page. Good luck to all the participants! We’d love to feature you all with a full spread, so please keep submitting to our seasonal projects. To everyone else: if you are hoping your favorite artist will win, please share this post and encourage your friends to vote and get involved in the Nonsense Society.