He Spent 5 Years to Express His Love Through Love Illustrations… It’s SO Sweet!
Love is timeless. It’s first dates and flowers, rings and dresses, baby bibs and graduations. Love is the little moments in life that make you smile and the tougher times that hold you together. And, for Andrew Hou, love is illustrations.
When Andrew met his now-wife, Kate, they spoke completely different languages. He was from Seoul and spoke Chinese. She was Korean. He cared for her and longed to express his feelings, but had trouble finding the right words. So he tried something different. He drew her pictures while he was at work.
Through simple pictures, Andrew found a way to use everyday life to tell Kate how much she meant to him. One of the pictures, an image of cartoon Kate brushing her teeth while cartoon Andrew looks on, carries the caption “Sometimes I can stand there looking at you while you have no clue what’s wrong with me.” These classic illustrations of daily living speak to a much deeper desire to be loved and to love in return.