41st heart

“everything begins with the sketch books.’ – David Hockney The day before I put this heart up I’d been to see the Hockney exhibition at The Royal Academy in London. It was beautiful, inspiring and made me cry.  Walking the dogs across the field and looking at the farmhouse we were currently renting I painted…

38th heart

These little wind up music boxes alway remind me of being little. I loved mine, I wanted to be that spinning ballerina haha You already have your answers… was referring to  childhood dreams xx

37th heart

  feel, breathe, be strong, trust, dive in.   I later did a version with dolphins as a T-shirt design  

36th heart

Make time for friends and dancing. Dancing is definitely a recurring theme here on my heart blog but then it’s such an important part of being me.

35th heart

Take care of yourself and don’t shut others out. Accept their help when you need it and offer help when they need you. Big thank you to all my lovely friends who take care of me, bring me cake and feed me especially when I’m in the studio lol xxxx

34th heart

Stop and smell the roses. hum, no roses but you know what this means… just stop and notice your surroundings and find something however small which inspires and lifts youxx

33rd heart

We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do. – Martha Grimes.   Don’t stop learning, and if you make a mistake don’t give up, get up! you won’t make that one again xx

32nd heart

This is a lovely surprise, summer flowers in winter. As I set this up to post it’s actually Sunday and I’m sitting in the gallery, it’s cold and raining outside and here is summer in a little heart picture. It’s been a hard year and I’m taking this little heart and it’s pretty colours as…

31st heart

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. – Amelia Earhart

30th heart

believe, create, inspire. feed, nurture, grow… love, encourage, set free… for yourself and others xx

29th heart

She stood in the storm and when the wind didn’t blow her she started to climb. If you look at the heart there’s a keyhole in it. Here’s hoping when you’ve done all the climbing you do have the key !! I think I’m up there with a whole bunch and I’m trying them all…

28th heart

there’s something about nature which helps you to heal and grow.

26th heart

my answer to being upset is to go dancing and lose myself in the music and the connection with my partner, it puts all my happy vibes back together.

25th heart

This is my dark rose, with petals and layers, protecting, hiding, the things I don’t want to face. You have to look within yourself to see what’s upsetting you, it’s you who knows deep down when you’re ready to start healing.

24th heart

when your heart just won’t behave and keeps jumping the wrong way…

23rd heart

to be strong you need to be free in your own mind xx

22nd heart

Which way to go? feeling lost, one of the reasons I started painting a heart a day. To move forward joining the small steps in the right direction. To spend some time thinking about what I want.

21st heart

One of my favourite things, getting into a clean bed, you have to be the first in, and if it’s white cotton even better xx  

20th heart

I do so remember this one, one of those sunny relaxed mornings when you wake up and love what you have. Drinking my morning coffee in my favourite mug my lovely friend bought for me with the word LOVE on it, and when I drink from this mug it’s like having a hug. I always…

18th heart

Today is a paerty day which means Three of my favourite things, dressing up, Dancing and having fun. Well this was first put up on a Friday but as it’s now going up on a Thursday just take it as a looooong weekend xx

17th heart

You need to let the little things which would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. – Andy Warhol. Inspired by the wall paper at Chatsworth which also inspired a textile design see the story here xx