Throwback Tuesday

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I’m feeling the nostalgia and inspiration today looking back at some original heart art creations. Since completing this 365 challenge I have continued to set myself similar (shorter time-scaled!) projects and am feeling an itch…

Watch this space!

 

 

 

Brave

This year I left my 9-5. I’ve become a dedicated freelance graphic designer and illustrator.  It’s always been a dream of mine and so far so good. I’m busy enough and getting to be creative – I’m so excited for the future. I’m grateful for all the support I receive, the recommendations, my contacts, friends and believers – I respect the little pushes life has given me to help me take the jump. Thank you.

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Love Mess Monster

This afternoon I made a paper canvas (1.7m x 225m) and let our one year old son run riot with his painted feet and sponge brushes. Of course, he loved it!

I struggle to not get involved and correct him – ‘this is how you should hold a paintbrush’ or ‘do it like this’ or ‘paint that bit there’…so a bit of learning for us both really…but ultimately  a load of messy fun. Just what Sundays are made for

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geekheartsaday LOVE HEART MONSTER 010215

 

 

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

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!

 

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…