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Give Love Project’s Fourth Year

2nd yr. winner Jennifer Bradshaw with her family beach heart “Nature Love”.

Though I am still going to be away from the blog for a bit, I didn’t want to miss posting about “The Give Love Project.” Plus the annual Give Love Project is on it’s fourth year! I couldn’t miss that 😉 .

 

Starting now until the 29th of this July, make a small or large art project expressing some form of love. Take a picture of your creation and leave it where others may find it. You can use chalk, sticks, stones, leaves, flowers, mud, pine cones, or anything else that will not harm or damage the environment. You are welcome to share your pictures to the links near the bottom of this post.

 

Project Details

  • When: From June 23rd until July 23rd.

  • What: For an entire month I challenge everyone to create love for others with a small or large art project expressing some form of love. Remember to snap a pic and write in of your experience. You may send in as many photos as you wish. There are more examples in Heart Art Series. I found another good one on Pinterest.

  • Where: Create your piece anywhere as long as it doesn’t interfere with laws or is harmful for the environment.

 

Send Pictures to one of the following:
Email: unfoldingtheheart.gmail.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UnfoldingTheHeartDiscoveringTheSelf
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613556118730812/

 

If you have any questions about the month long project, you may contact me through one of the contacts above. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your creative expressions of love!

 

 

 

*Because of recent events there won’t be any prizes this year, but I hope that doesn’t stop you from creating your nature heart. ❤ *

 

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A Change of Plans

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Sometimes plans don’t always go the way you want them to. Our Winter Nights Drive to look at Christmas lights got canceled due to last minute changes, so I decided to tap into my creativity to pass the time. One night of play turned into a week of different art projects~ ❤

 

The heart picture above was carved out of a fallen pine branch over 3yrs ago. It needed a touch up so I shaved it down to give it a better shape.

 
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I happened to look down at my desk and captured this picture with my camera. I find natural layering fascinating. I have pictures of my trip to Asheville, North Carolina under the glass to my desk. I needed better lighting while carving so I brought my lamp closer to the table. You can still see shavings from my carved heart.

 
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I played around with watercolors on a new type of paper made out of rocks instead of trees (Mineral Paper). This is not a good paper for watercolor, but I wanted to test it out for myself lol.

 
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Here I had put a piece of glass over my original drawing and colored with a different color to give it an underwater feel.

 
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With this past week being Christmas I did a few personalized gifts. This one was for my boyfriend’s brother, I drew him as a Pokemon trainer with his favorite Pokemon, Squirtle.

 

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This one was for his dad, I made a portrait of his fur-boy Johnny.

 

Hopefully I will keep up my artwork on into this week and those to follow, it was fun to feel like myself again ^_^.

 

Fall in Love: Art Collection


Disclaimer: The music in this video is not mine, it is by Yann Tiersen, “introduction to music.”

Fall in Love

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and the color display in Michigan is breath taking, so as a little project for myself I’m going to create the mini-series “Fall in Love.” For the next week I’ll share pictures of Autumn from the past and present.
 
Today’s pictures are of our walk last weekend with our dog (Bear) at Leila Arboretum, in Battle Creek, Michigan.

 
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I was hypnotized by all the colors in the sky.
 
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Had it not been for my boyfriend, whom pointed at the ground, I would have missed these goldie-locks at my feet.
 
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I rearranged them a bit with a smile across my face, and told him “this is for you.” ~ ❤
 

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Monday Connection: Give Love Project only 3 days left!

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Activity: Hearts in Nature/ Creating Your Own

Step #1

Go outside and see if you can find naturally formed hearts (either rocks, leaves, anything that seems to jump out at you) and write down the objects that looked like hearts.

Step #2

Create your own heart in nature, an example is below (Please use only what you find outside to create your art piece or materials that will not hurt the environment).

Step #3

In either writing or with a photo share what hearts you have seen out in nature and what you experienced when creating your own heart outside. Share your comments either with a link to your picture or about your experience doing this activity. For more information/prizes click HERE.

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