113th heart

Really, truly believe in yourself. Be You. This very, very important message is available on a coaster, they’re great to collect or make a lovely little gift xx

112th heart

So… this was my first Tango weekend. I went to the Edinburgh Tango Festival. Looking back I was cringingly naive to the Tango world haha. I had a lovely time, I didn’t buy any shoes they came a lot later thank you Balanceo.

111th heart

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. – Hopi Indian saying. My heart is so happy when I’m dancing. Ok, so this has made me think, that happy I find dancing, if I could bring that into everything I do what a fab life it would be. Whatever it is for you…

110th heart

This heart originally went up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. But as it’s here today I will use it as an excuse to say – Don’t forget to wear your invisible crown

108th heart

The past cannot be changed, the future is still in your power. – Mary Pickford

107th heart

Character is destiny. – Heracleitus. You were born perfect.

106th heart

Don’t wear your fear. We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Barbara De Angelis

105th heart

Write your own happily ever after… Happiness comes from within.

104th heart

The unbearable lightness of being. – Milan Kundera Too high, too low is it safer to be numb or is that not living !

103rd heart

Remember you are beautiful but keep in mind not everyone will see that. – unknown

101st heart

This was a very special heart. A facebook friend Adriana had created a web page to raise money for her brother Colton a soldier in Afghanistan who had lost both his legs in an explosion. The money raised would help their parents to be able to travel across America and visit him as much as…

100th heart

100th heart !! Exploding with Creativity. SEE you can’t use it up, it’s true the more you use, the more you have. The hardest bit is starting xx

99th heart

This heart was for Katja, a great dance friend. We’d both started to learn Tango around this time, and … it’s not easy !! I’m totally addicted now, so worth the perseverance. If there’s something you want to do this year, go and begin. My challenge of a year of hearts, when I started I…

98th heart

The intriguing depths of my beautiful friend Yulia. We met dancing and I haven’t seen her for ages, as she moved away to become even more intriguing. The best sense of humour xx The message here would be revel in your uniqueness, we’re all fabulous.

97th heart

    Beauty stems from within. grow a kind heart. – Heather Doyle. This one I painted for my cousin Heather. She sent the words and loves Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Kindness that important message again xx

96th heart

Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. The 2nd of my 5 personal hearts was for Sam my best friend who I met at St Martins School of Art studying Fashion and Textiles. It’s a good believe in yourself message. Samantha !! get…

95th heart

The next 5 hearts are personal. I’d put it out there and asked if anyone would like me to paint them their own heart, in the run up to my 100th heart. These 5 are all for friends, as at that time I didn’t have many followers who weren’t my friends. Reaching 100 was and…

94th heart

Care, Nurture, Grow, Create. Be you and be there. Look after yourself and be kind to others.

93rd heart

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle. Never, never, never.  

92nd heart

a drift – just drift a while. This was the first appearance of ‘the red dress girl’ And yes I suppose she is a cartoon version of me, and this was inspired by taking my dad’s little rowing boat out into Crinan harbour which on a flat day (lol) is very calming. Note to self…

91st heart

Undercurrents. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness…