Personally, it has always been my favourite colour.   I think I went to University in Vermont because it was so green and then moved to New Zealand because it was even greener.

But enough about my liking green.  Now to the challenge.

Green in the HeArtivist framework is the colour that represents the heart area.  When the heart is balanced we are able to develop a strong vibrant creative community around us.  We are at peace in our hearts.  We work from a place that considers the impact of our actions on others and our environment.  We consult with our heart when we make decisions.   People are drawn to us because we are open to support them in their dreams and we are willing to accept their help in return.  It is a give and take.

It is the place of compassion.  Both for ourselves and for others (environment included).

So here are the photographic challenges for Green / Heart?


  1. What would it look like if you couldn't trust others with your heart, and you hid it away and your compassion dried up?
  2. What would it look like if you had too much compassion for others but very little for yourself and could give help but struggled to receive it in return?
  3. What would it look like if you were both compassionate with yourself and compassionate with others?


These can be symbolic, acted, abstract.  You are the artist.  You represent these as you see them.

This one might be a bit harder than the others to do because it may push on some sore spots in yourself.

If you find that you are triggered here are some places you can go for help. 

But often by expressing them in visual form it helps you to decide what you want to aim for in your own life.  So put the balanced one on your wall and think about what it would take to get there.  A healthy balance of give and take.  Being kinder to yourself leads to others being kinder to you too for some interesting reason.  So start with becoming aware of how you are talking to yourself...if the voices are lacking compassion...challenge them.  It is good for your art to do so.

Label these:YearMonthDayFirstNameLastinitialAgeCounrtySubject - Example 20200426MandiL47NZHeartBalanced

  • HeartDiminished
  • HeartExcessive
  • HeartBalanced

Green must be the primary colour in these images.

Can't wait to see what you create.


Updated on 2020-04-24T05:32:15+12:00, by Mandi.