My first attempt at text art. It took me forever because I'm not what you'd call "proficient" in Word.
Used this photo for the center: [link]
The text is a poem I wrote for my girlfriend, though I haven't shown it to her because I'm scared she'll think it's too sappy!
The piece has two purposes: 1) to show that same-sex relationships are fundamentally the same as heterosexual relationships, as I'm sure most of the straight people reading this would do the same things for their significant other. And 2) to go against the conventional "love poem" that is all about fairytale romance and unrealistic expectations. I listed things I would really do for my girlfriend, and have done before. Those little gestures are what love is to me.
As for the playing Ping-Pong, going camping, and watching soccer bit? I don't enjoy any of those things unless I'm with her and watching her enjoy them. Haha, sometimes love is sacrifice.
I hope you like the picture as much as I do.
"I'm not going to say that I would climb the highest mountains
or travel to the ends of the Earth,
because that would be ridiculous.
I won't spin fairytales of perfect romance,
and myself as your white knight in shining armor.
But I will do this:
I will go out at midnight to the corner drugstore
to buy Motrin for your headache.
When you fall asleep studying,
I will take off your glasses and cover you up.
I won't be mad if sometimes
you fall asleep before it's my turn.
I will kiss you in the morning
before you've even brushed your teeth.
I will play ping-pong, and go camping, and watch soccer games,
so long as you're there too.
And I will always admit that I love you,
no matter how mad I am that day."
~~*edit*~~ Thank you so much, to everyone who favorited and commented on this work! It is now the most
d in my gallery. To the person who requested this as a print: I am honored! I don't have a print account set up yet, but once I get Internet at my apartment I will be sure to investigate the copyright and pricing involved in the dA print store. If anyone has suggestions or advice regarding prints, please do let me know!