Geekhearts Valentines Project 2013

So here it is, our first collection of hearts. We had a storm of new heart donations for this first Valentine’s Day project, which I combined with most of the donations received.

I will continue to accept heart donations for next years video too as I think the concept should keep on beating…forever….awww

Please share to show your support x

CALL FOR ENTRIES – Valentine’s Day project 2013

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Valentine’s Day project 2013
Donate a heart art for Valentine’s Day and raise awareness for heart diseases

It is easy to take part and is open to EVERYONE! Your heart can be created with anything, digitally or by hand, photos, craft, every-day objects, words – it can even be an image you have found. The important thing is that it is a heart shape.

All images will be collated for our very first online showcase on February 14th 2013.

How to take part:

Simply upload your images online by midnight on February 12th:

facebook.com/geekhearts

Tweet with #geekhearts

Sign up to http://geekhearts.co.uk/to post on your own wall!

SHARE: This project is open to everyone, any age or ability with the mission to put a smile on faces, raise awareness and share a creative challenge. Be as creative as you like!

CARE: By producing a giant Valentine’s message to the world we can help raise awareness for heart disease. You can find info and support for heart conditions at www.bhf.org
– and specifically pulmonary hypertension (PH) http://www.phassociation.uk.com/

INSPIRE: Everyone is creative in some sort of way – YES YOU ARE!  and your heart art will inspire others – plus you’ll be doing a good deed!

DISCOVER: A heart shape is a familiar symbol and quite simple to create. Encourage creativity by communicating with an image and raise awareness for heart conditions.

Don’t forget – you are responsible for your submission, Please make sure you credit your heart if it is not created by you (say where you found it!).

Happy Birthday LDF

Today is the first day of the London Design Festival and 2012 mark it’s 10 year anniversary. Being such an important occasion and an event close to my heart I created this special heart-art dedication.

If you remember, last year I took a few days out to indulge in plenty of creative shenanigans – which inspired a selection of my 365 heart art creations. Check out those relevant posts here:

Which Way

The Storm

London Calling Phoebe

Blesses are the cracked

 Wishing LDF many happy returns!

 

How does Geekhearts Social Grow?

Yep, that’s right! I’m trying to grow ourselves an interactive creative space online. Once again, I’m trying out something a bit new and exploring unfamiliar territory…!….and even though I’m out of my comfort zone I’m feeling a little bit pleased with my self at the same time. Mainly because I’ve managed to created this sort of creative network site. My next step is to get people to use it of course! Give me feedback and suggestions and generally see if it blossoms.

I’ll be adding more content and featuring artists on the blog. If you want to get featured please contact me.

Anyone can sign-up, you don’t have to be in the creative industry-it’s a place to encourage and inspire. Share inspirational finds, your own artwork or art you just that you like. Plug events, competitions, get design guidance and advice – even get quotes for design work – anything really…we’ll make up some rules as we go along…

Please join my adventure here: www.geekhearts.co.uk

Such a Charmer

First and foremost sorry if you are expecting anything spectacular! It wouldn’t be in keeping with the rest of the year if I didn’t do something spontaneous and a bit new and rough around the edges!

Secondly thank you for all of your support, donations and general interest in what has been for me, the most intense, enjoyable, a-bit-annoying, inspiring, surprising, motivating, project I’ve ever undertaken. As dramatic as it sounds, it has actually changed my life…in the way I approach my creative process with significant influence on my outlook to daily living. I’ve learned so many new skills I didn’t know I had, met a treasure chest of new people and connection, interests, events and new way of thinking.

So I get asked ‘would I recommend a creative 365 mission?’ My answer is YES….if a year is too daunting try a week or a month instead. It will make you learn something new about yourself! x

Now I have all of the namby-pamby stuff out the way I can tell you my inspiration for my heart art today:

A New Year is promised to be lucky, and what better way to carry my heart art into 2012 then by creating a Lucky Charm. Made from clay that you bake and the recently discovered blow-pens.

I’m going to be launching an online geekheartsaday store in 2012 and will continue to update the blog with details, and don’t forget I’m hosting my first webinar on January 16th!

Finally I’d like to wish you all a very lucky 2012 and hope that all of your wishes come true. Thanks once again for EVERYTHING!!! xx

“Learn to love your mistakes, cherish the unexpected and explore the unfamiliar. Experiment, inspire and discover” (this is what I say!)

Yes of course the Kings had to feature in this last post! x

 

 

Ex-seed-ingly Impostor-able

Ok I know this is totally out of season! But I wanted to do something a bit fun to try and get you involved for what is my penultimate hear art creation today!

I’ve been inspired by an old birthday card (2010-yes we know I’m a hoarder!) it is the perfect combo for me, stripes and strawberries.

So in celebration of heart art 364 I’ve created a 360 strawberry pattern in Illustrator…but 4 of them are impostors – on closer inspection they are quite clearly hearts! Can you tell which rows (from the top) that they appear?

 

Tres Good

Tres = three in Spanish…

Three is a magic number…

…and it is also the amount of sleeps left on this 365 creative mission!

Mum presented me with a pack of ‘blow-pens’ for xmas…(yes we all know how easily pleased I am!) I cut out the word TRES in freehand serif style and used them as stencils to create todays heart art. The effect is a bit like spray-cans vs straw-blowing…