If you’re looking for ideas for Valentine’s Day, this story may give you the inspiration you’re looking for! When I first discovered the 366 Hearts project, I stayed up half the night with inspiration for all the new ideas I wanted to try.
Talented U.K. artist, Hazel McNab, challenged herself to create a new heart every day from Valentine’s Day 2012 until Valentine’s Day 2013, with the hope of getting 1,000 likes on Facebook before she reached #366. She combined a creatively painted heart with a meaningful quote for every day that year.
Long story short, 5 years later her project was still going strong!
Hazel now sells her hearts in the form of books and commissions on her website at The Heart Blog.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might want to share these heart ideas with your students and inspire them to create some unique heart designs of their own.
Try a heart with a consecutive line (#302), a tree of hearts (#274), a Monet (#228) or Dali (#209) inspired heart, a simple vase of heart-shaped flowers (#133), or even a circuit board heart (#81). Kudos to Hazel for setting a goal and sticking with it!
Have you ever challenged yourself to create something new every day for a year? What strategies did you use for sticking with it?
Patty Palmer says
Love this! You’re right…inspiring!
Hi Cheryl thank you so much for sharing my 366 Hearts. I’ve absolutely loved doing this project, and had such lovely feedback and support along the way. The strategy that works for me is to start an online blog. Having shared my intention with others makes me feel more committed to doing my hearts, as i feel i would be letting myself and others down if i didn’t do them.
Cheryl Trowbridge says
Your hearts are wonderful, Hazel! And your “stick-to-it-iveness” is so inspiring!! :-)
Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any helpful hints for inexperienced blog writers? I’d really
Cheryl Trowbridge says
I think the best advice for “aspiring bloggers” that I can share is what a friend told me when I was first starting out… “Accept great, because perfect doesn’t exist!” In other words, if you wait to have everything perfect before you start, you’ll never start! Just give it your best and then keep working at it, improving on it as you’re able to. Best wishes to you… enjoy the journey!!
Wow, i’m impressed with the idea of 366 type of hearts. Its awesome with pictures & quotes and its something new !