half hearted better half


i think some of the most common questions i’m asked about this mission is ‘don’t you get stuck  about what you’re going to do?’ or ‘don’t you wish that some days you didn’t have to create a heart?’ & i no i don’t…i have too many ideas some days & it has never made me feel negative or under a sort of painful pressure. But if im honest, today i did for the 1st time feel like i couldn’t be bothered. Im pretty ill still dude i got no energy & feeling like a snothead. Today with 32 days to the finish line and im feeling it.

So i thought between the sweat, nose blowing, coughing n feeling sorry for myself, how could i reflect this negative energy into a positive? The theme ‘half-hearted’ came to mind as that was clearly my attitude for the day…(or half-arssed as some would say!).

Whilst i’ve been whining n spluttering my Rick has been doing a super-fine job of playing nurse. You should be well aware by now that i hold him up as my other half, my love, my balance, strength & support.

So he is the better half in my heart art tonight xxx

sick as a parrot


What at first was a sore throat has grown into a big yuk flu thing. Im feeling pretty damn rough.

Apparently the saying ‘sick as a parrot’ derives from the age of pirates. They would eat the rotting fruit aboard the ship, sometimes they’d become sick, even die-im not dramatising my flu to that point don’t worry! but i like to know the origins of the crazy things we say 🙂

Down t’ river

We’ve had a wonderful time in York, walking, eating, drinking, eating, chilling…eating! x Our charming hosts, Adam and Katie made us feel very special – Thank you! xx

One of my highlights was the the taxi driver actually saying ‘tut’ – something like “go down t’road”

ha ha! I’ve only heard that on t.v! ❤

I”ve only teeny-tiny photoshopped to enhance the heart in this photo…this is  Paddy and Lea in the River Floss.



Trouble and strife

You may remember that a few months back the wife and I took a trip down to folkestone for a day full of creative adventures. What I didn’t tell you is that the first part of the day was a pretty bizarre experience. I wont go into too much detail, but we signed up for a bit of fun to a photography portrait where you were invited to dress-up and pretend to have your wedding photo taken. We thought it’d be a laugh and just went with it – but I still struggle with the bit where they asked me to look dead! Yes dead. Hopefully they’ll keep to their word and send me the photo or invite us to the exhibition so I can share the image with you!

The point of me telling you this is that you now know why we call each other ‘the wife’. What you may not be aware of yet, is that she is an amazingly inspirational, creative and wonderful friend (from school!). To say that I have a ridiculous amount of respect for her and all she does is an understatement.

Today’s heart is a monster collage of crafty papers and pages from books (which I know she loves!) mixed with a bird that a made up as I went along (a bit peacock / eagle / phoenix and swan!)…as I know she has a soft spot for her feathered friends too.

Thanks for making me giggle like a silly little school-girl and for your continued support and advice – you’re a keeper! haha x

p.s if you didn’t know ‘trouble n strife’ is cockney rhyming slang for ‘wife’.

up up and away

I started off going to create my heart-art based on an  incredible artist introduced to me by my good friend James but I got side tracked with a cute animated movie that popped-up on tv called ‘UP‘. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know my inspiration, and those that know our place, will know that is a very poor sketch of our house attached to a big heart-air balloon…



Just oh-so

I love this photo and thought this ‘just oh-so’ concept could work as a postcard or as a sort of brand somehow, this is my first experiment anyway? I created the heart in illustrator and photoshopped into one of the first photos on I took on my Galaxy SII.