52nd heart

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day. I’m just home late from a Tango class, it’s a cold clear night, the sky is amazing, so full of bright stars.

50th heart

Does anyone listen to anyone else ? think about it !

49th heart

Hope – I was very pleased with this image when I first painted it, and looking at it again now I still love it. It’s about moving forwards, yes things go wrong, you fail, get disappointed, but never give up believing. You’ll get through ! xx

48th heart

sail away, sail away. Dark hearts, when these first appeared 5 years ago I remember getting messages to say “thank god you’re not happy all the time.’ which makes everyone laugh when I tell them. No I’m not happy all the time, is anyone? but I always look for lovely things to inspire me xx

47th heart

The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in – Bill Copeland. Remember this! Be brave live life xx  

44th heart

                     There are many things in life which will catch your eye. But only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those. – unknown. A friend gave me this quote as his favourite to illustrate. Had to be trees and water to capture my heart.

43rd heart

-it’s where you’re going that matters. By this I meant if you’re not in a good place right now don’t dwell in it, try and think about where you would like to be. This heart is supposed to be peaceful inspiration, a walk down to the beach…

42nd heart

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. – Isadora Duncan. This heart was inspired by Gaudi and his colourful broken tile mosaics.

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.