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❤️ Love is in the... Art?

Hey Reader,

As Cupid's arrows fill the air with love and excitement, let us embrace the spirit of St. Valentine's Day and deepen our knowledge through your monthly dose of culture from Curious Muse.

Last month I shared with you one interesting exercise called the Wheel of Life. The task there was to divide a circle into 8-10 segments corresponding to the areas of your life that are important to you. I also suggested deep dive into each category and learn how to supercharge each aspect of your life using the power of art.

And with St Valentine's Day coming, why don't we talk about the biggest of our feelings aka Love and how Art can positively influence our relationships with the loved ones. So let's get into it!

❤️ Art and Love connected?

Did you know that exposure to art can actually help improve our love and personal relationships? Art has a way of opening our minds and hearts, encouraging empathy and understanding, and fostering positive emotions that can enhance our relationships with others.

Think about it, when you visit a museum or art exhibit, you're exposing yourself to a range of emotions, experiences, and perspectives that you might not have otherwise encountered. This exposure can help broaden our minds and deepen our understanding of the world around us, leading to a more empathetic and compassionate approach to our personal relationships.

For example, imagine you've just seen an artwork that tells the story of a difficult or challenging experience. This artwork may help you better understand and relate to someone in your life who has gone through a similar situation, leading to a closer and more understanding relationship. We all know that person who will be heartbroken this Valentine’s day!

Similarly, when we're exposed to art that evokes positive emotions like happiness, joy, and hope, it can have a profound effect on our own mood and perspective. This can lead to more positive and loving interactions with our friends, family, and loved ones.

Incorporating art into our daily lives can have a powerful impact on our personal relationships. By exposing ourselves to a diverse range of perspectives, experiences, and emotions, we can become more empathetic, compassionate, and loving individuals. So, why not try to incorporate more art into your life and see how it can positively impact your relationships?

What do you think about this idea? Have you ever experienced any of this in your life? Let me know by simply replying to this email!

✍️ Write your love letters like...

If you need some inspiration for your Valentine - here’s a masterclass in how to say something more creative than I love you from the most romantic love letters ever written.

🚬 Winston Churchill in a letter to his wife Clementine Churchill, 1935

‘Time passes swiftly but is it not joyous to see how great and growing is the treasure we have gathered together, amid the storms and stresses of so many eventful and, to millions, tragic and terrible years.’

👩‍🎨 Frida Kahlo’s Passionate Hand-Written Love Letters to Diego Rivera, 1944

All this madness, if I asked it of you, I know, in your silence, there would be only confusion. I ask you for violence, in the nonsense, and you, you give me grace, your light and your warmth. I’d like to paint you, but there are no colors, because there are so many, in my confusion, the tangible form of my great love.

📚 Ernest Hemingway professes his love to Marlene Dietrich, 1951

‘I can’t say how every time I ever put my arms around you, I felt that I was home. Nor too many things. But we were always cheerful and jokers together.’

🕊️ Oscar Wilde in a letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, 1897

‘Everyone is furious with me for going back to you, but they don’t understand us. I feel that it is only with you that I can do anything at all. Do remake my ruined life for me, and then our friendship and love will have a different meaning to the world. I wish that when we met at Rouen we had not parted at all. There are such wide abysses now of space and land between us. But we love each other.’

🥰 Love yourself by investing in your self-education

Investing in yourself through self-education is the ultimate act of self-love and empowerment, as it equips you with the knowledge and skills to unlock your full potential and achieve success, making it the best gift you could ever give to yourself.

So with that, we've just refreshed our collection with plenty of new names:

And for St Valentine's week, we are giving away 20% discount on any of our courses. Just use the code VALENTINE20 when checking out to get your discount. Remember the offer is only valid until the end of this week (Feb 19th).

Thanks for making it to the end of this newsletter, we hope it was a good read. If you enjoyed it please share it with your friend who could benefit from it, we strongly believe in the power of community! Also if you have any feedback or opinion, just him me a line, I'd love to hear from you.

Stay in love with curiosity, 💙

Tanya from Curious Muse team


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