Monday, December 31, 2007

Ship-Wrecked Heart

Time for one more art prompt in 2007 LOL I came up with this prompt idea last night, but haven't figured out how I'm doing my journal page for sure, but this week's prompt is "shipwrecked". I was really moved by the Titanic exhibit I saw last week, so I had to do something along those lines.

You can go for the more literal meaning or get creative! Hope you guy have tome to play with this one. Post a link in the comments so we can see what you try!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Graffiti Heart

Karen's Graffiti Heart Hi everyone -- I've been buried under with work and missed a few weeks -- but managed to get something done for a prompt this week. I wanted a break from the regular holiday stuff, so here is something a little different.

Our prompt is graffiti. You can do a heart-shaped page or use a heart on your piece and interpret the word any way you like.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Altered Heart Prompt ~ Soul

Create a piece using the word 'soul' in any way that you interpret it. Either use a heart-shaped page or somehow incorporate a heart into your page.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Artistic Heart Prompt - Harvest

Hi everyone! I don't have any art made for this yet -- but hopefully by the end of the week LOL This week's prompt is Harvest. Interpret it anyway you like -- seemed appropriate with Thanksgiving around the corner in the USA.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Artistic Heart Prompt - Yearn

This week's prompt is YEARN. Create a piece using this word and a heart shape. It can be purely fictional, or, it can be something that you yearn for in your life presently or in the future. Post a link in the comment section see we can see your creation, and enjoy!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Artistic Heart Prompt - Witch

Karen's BroomhildaThis week's prompt is witch -- in honor of the spooky holiday around the corner :)

You may interpret it any way you like -- I went for the more literal meaning. Have fun and post a link in the comment section so we can see your fun heart creations!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Artistic Heart Prompt - Weathered

Use either of these words in whichever way you interpret it, to create an altered heart or a piece with a heart incorporated into it. Have fun altering!

Here's my entry for this week.
Vale :)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Artistic Heart Prompt - Courage

Vale's Courage
Karen's Courage
Time for our first prompt at The Altered Heart! This week I chose the word courage. You can interpret the word any way you like and do a heart shaped piece or use a heart in your work.

You can read more about my page on
my blog. Post a link to your work in the comment section, so we can come check it out! Karen.

What a wonderful word to start off with, Karen! Thank you!
And I've now added my entry for this week, using the word 'courage', it's on the left. This was the very first thing that came to mind. I've used a Zetti stamp, Spider Writers and Color Mists to create this heart, along with a personal observation. Vale :)
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What is Heart?

I'm working on a page for a heart prompt I'm getting ready to post and thought some definitions of heart woud be helpful -- since this is the focus of the Altered Heart!

Hearts are the universal symbol for love, but they can hold a lot of other meanings. For me the heart is a symbol of spirit -- a symbol of the soul -- plus it's a really fun shape LOL

Heart [hahrt] –noun
1. Anatomy. a hollow, pumplike organ of blood circulation, composed mainly of rhythmically contractile smooth muscle, located in the chest between the lungs and slightly to the left and consisting of four chambers: a right atrium that receives blood returning from the body via the superior and inferior vena cavae, a right ventricle that pumps the blood through the pulmonary artery to the lungs for oxygenation, a left atrium that receives the oxygenated blood via the pulmonary veins and passes it through the mitral valve, and a left ventricle that pumps the oxygenated blood, via the aorta, throughout the body.
2. the center of the total personality, esp. with reference to intuition, feeling, or emotion: In your heart you know I'm an honest man.
3. the center of emotion, esp. as contrasted to the head as the center of the intellect: His head told him not to fall in love, but his heart had the final say.
4. capacity for sympathy; feeling; affection: His heart moved him to help the needy.
5. spirit, courage, or enthusiasm: His heart sank when he walked into the room and saw their gloomy faces.
6. the innermost or central part of anything: Notre Dame stands in the very heart of Paris.
7. the vital or essential part; core: the heart of the matter.
8. the breast or bosom: to clasp a person to one's heart.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Heart Templates

Here are 3 different sizes of the heart-shaped template: A skinny, ATC or a 7 x 7. You can choose any one of these to use, or choose your own heart shape to alter.