Thursday, December 31, 2009

What Heart Are You? No. 1: Hermit Crab Heart - Competition

This is from my new series - What heart are you?

Each heart is based on an archetype and each is different.

For each heart I start off with a sketch of an anatomically correct (more or less) heart and then develop a 'personality' for it.


Are you hiding your true feelings behind a shell? 
Are you scared of being vulnerable? 
Then the hermit crab heart is the perfect heart for you.

Tip: Check out the waters now and again. You might find them warm and pleasant. 

How to Take Part in the Competition:
Download a copy of the heart sketch to create your very own heart and maybe win a prize.

Click on the image above and it will take you to a large version of the image. Right-click on it and on Save as. Print it and colour it in, decoupage it, digitally enhance it, just make it yours and send me a picture or a picture location on your blog/website of your own heart and make sure to leave a comment to be entered into the prize draw.

At the end of the year (31st of December 2009) I'll use a random number generator to select one winner who will  win a nice prize. :-) The winner will also be displayed here on the blog. If you have a blog/website I will link back to that.

For the hermit crab heart, the first in a series of twelve I've used serveral textures by Sirius-SDZ, my own fishie pattern and a photograph of some trees and reflections of same trees in the Cam at Granchester, Cambridgeshire, UK. Once all twelve hearts are finished they'll be compiled into a Redbubble calendar, however, each heart will be available as a greeting card, print, framed print and poster as and when it's published. So make sure you check my Redbubble account or use the link on the left to buy your heart. :-)

This post will stay at the top of the blog until 31st December. So please scroll down to see the rest of the posts.

Here's a list of the entrants (will be updated daily) for you to check out the competition:



  1. wooOOT! wot fun hun will get on with my heART lol! ;}xo

  2. Check out Val's lovely entry here:

    It's all textured and velvety and purply. :-)

  3. Hi Magpie Magic, I have set up a blog shop and am selling some fabric cupcakes if your interested.
    Luv Sophie xxxx

  4. Blimey Cap'n....I could have some fun with this! I'll see wot I can do!

    Merry Christmas my Capitaine to you and yours!

    Cabin boy Goth

  5. Here ya go Magpie!


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