day 365 - the victorious final day!

to commemorate my crazy project i decided a tattoo would be a fitting final day.  i was hesitating since if i had someone else do the tattoo, i wouldn't have truly made it myself.  then a friend of a friend said she'd show me how, and i was able to do it myself!  because this journey was so near and dear to my heart :), it is a happy and perfect reminder of what i accomplished, and what i am capable of when i set my mind to an idea.  i hope you've enjoyed the ride, too.
the guidelines

i'm ready!

kristin stretches the skin tight

i'm actually doing it!

it hurts but not too much

getting there....

after letting kristin put the final touches on since my hand is beginning to shake, i have my permanent daily heART!


  1. OH WOW!!! What a great finale! :)
    Congratulations on a wonderful journey!

    What's next?

  2. That is such an amazing and inspiring end to a wonderful project! Congrats!!

  3. Many thanks! Whew! It was about the best creative journey I've ever taken. Next? Ahh....I'd like to start an Etsy shop with prints of my hearts and poster collages (stay tuned), and I'm going to finally venture into interior design (wish me luck!). Thanks for being such faithful "followers!"

  4. You did a very well on your project, congratulations!
    I have enjoyed your project very much, thanks! :-)

  5. Great project - congratulations on 365!

  6. Ouch! Ellen, such an original way to sign off on your hearts project. I've enjoyed your hearts and the stories with them so much, thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you every success with your Etsy venture and your other future creative endeavours!

  7. Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed them. I see you're making great progress on your suns, which are so great. Good luck as you reach for the finish line!

  8. You are all so nice to comment. Thanks again :)

  9. Congratulations, Ellen! I've enjoyed following your posts - I miss them in my inbox already!! and I absolutely LOVE your finale!!!(!!!!) Keep us posted on Etsy, etc. as I look forward to more of your inspiring creativity. <3

  10. thank you, Rebecca! So nice of you to say! Hopefully I'll get Etsy up and running soon....stay tuned!

  11. Ellen, I love your hearts, the twig heart, was a must for me to do for Valentines Day. I saw it on Pinterest, but the source did not go to you.
    I finally found you and wanted to let you know I did give credit and the source on my posting for the twig Valentine I did. Thanks, I love my twig valentine. link to post http://shabbyredoforyou.blogspot.com/2013/02/twig-valentine-heart.html
    You are very talented!

  12. Wow, this is brave.
    Just found your blog and will have a look at your journey. But the final is already amazing.

    Have a nice day,
    Linda :)