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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Sarah L. is a heart-spotter from way back when. Well, a few months ago, anyway:

Seeing Ingrid L.’s submission of holiday hearts on sale at Calgary’s Rubaiyat Gallery reminded me of these very similar sparkly hearts that were for sale at Heritage Park last summer (also in Calgary). While on holiday there, I spent a long time looking at these trying to decide if I needed more ‘stuff’. I passed on them but took this photo instead.

Decorative hearts for sale at Calgary's Heritage Park (submitted by Sarah L.)

Decorative hearts for sale at Calgary’s Heritage Park (submitted by Sarah L.)

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

‘Tis always the season for heart-spotting, though as Ingrid L. will attest, heart shapes become a tad more ubiquitous during the lead-up to December 25:

My daughters and I made a trip down the Rubaiyat Gallery yesterday to catch a glimpse of their holiday magic. And magic is was! The store shone with beautiful white Christmas trees adorned with fabulous colorful ornaments. Just walking through the store put a smile on our faces. But it was the glass hearts that caught my attention, especially the ones tucked away in a slightly open drawer. As you can see, they are lovely.

An extravaganza of heart-shaped holiday color at the Rubaiyat Gallery  in Calgary's Uptown 17th shopping district (submitted by Ingrid L.)

An extravaganza of heart-shaped holiday color at the Rubaiyat Gallery in Calgary’s Uptown 17th shopping district (submitted by Ingrid L.)

A drawer full of holiday hearts at Calgary's Rubaiyat Gallery (submitted by Ingrid L.)

A drawer full of holiday hearts at Calgary’s Rubaiyat Gallery (submitted by Ingrid L.)

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Yikes! As I was making the draw* for November’s Heart-spotting Contest winner, it occurred to me that I fully forgot about the draw for October. So, I have two winners to congratulate today…

With four entries in October alone, Sylvia W. (now a two-time winner) affirms the fact that the more obsessive the heart-spotter, the greater her chances of winning. Her winning entry, titled “Dogs Need Love Too”, was drawn from among the 12 entries published in October.

Tony B.‘s “Cidery Hearts” was drawn from the 12 great submissions published in November.

The winning entries are posted below…

Heart-shaped (and heart healthy) dog snacks by Nylabone (submitted by Sylvia W.)

OCTOBER 2012’s HEART-SPOTTING CONTEST WINNER
“Our rescue greyhounds were gifted these delectable treats, and we were rather surprised to see they were made with love. Real love. In the shape of wheat-free, no-extra-preservatives-added hearts.” – Sylvia W.

Heart art at the Merridale Cidery, Vancouver Island (submitted by Tony B.)

NOVEMBER 2012’s HEART-SPOTTING CONTEST ENTRY
There are hearts galore in this submission from Tony B. (look closely at the outer edges of the painting). He spotted this Portuguese pottery style painting in Vancouver Island’s Merridale Estate Cidery.

Get in on the Heart-spotting Fun…and Win!

Once again, I invite readers to submit photos and ideas from your own heart-shaped worlds. There’s a new Heart-spotting Contest every month, with a fun heart-shaped prize up for grabs.

Entering is easy. To the email address on the Care to Share? page, send me photos of the heart-shaped surprises that catch your eye. The prize for December…one more framed heart print by pop artist Romero Britto (featured in my July 9 post). The prize winner will be determined by a random draw from all the month’s entries.

Love is all around you. Open your eyes!

Framed Romero Britto Heart Print – the prize for My Heart-Shaped World's December 2012 Heart-spotting Contest

Framed Romero Britto Heart Print – the prize for My Heart-Shaped World’s December 2012 Heart-spotting Contest

* For each monthly draw, I assign consecutive numbers to the entries according to the order in which they appeared on My Heart-shaped World. I then put the fate of the entrants into the hands of the random number generator at random.org.

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

The lingering chill of mid-November has Sarah L. daydreaming about her favorite sun-soaked oasis.…

Hearts in my favorite garden. Not mine but my friend Amy’s. It’s full of gorgeous color, shapes, textures and a few hearts.

Wrought-iron hearts in Sarah's favorite garden (submitted by Sarah L.)

Wrought-iron hearts in Sarah’s favorite garden
(submitted by Sarah L.)

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Jane P. was in Sin City this past weekend; and during her adventures along the Strip (most of which are duty-bound to “stay in Vegas”), she ventured into the Las Vegas location of M&M’s World next to the MGM Hotel & Casino. And there, she found love…

Heart-shaped yumminess that melts in your mouth, not in your hand – from M&M's World, Las Vegas (submitted by Jane P)

Heart-shaped yumminess that melts in your mouth, not in your hand
– from M&M’s World, Las Vegas (submitted by Jane P)

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

There’s a new heart-spotter on the scene! Chris F. sent me this graphic that linked to a recent article on Yahoo!

"Why Are Minorities at Greater Risk for Heart Disease?" – a heart-health article on Yahoo! Health

“Why Are Minorities at Greater Risk for Heart Disease?” – a heart-health article on Yahoo! Health (submitted by Chris F.)

From the article:

African-American men and women have double the rate of fatal heart disease of their white counterparts of the same age, according to an alarming new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week. Even though deaths from heart attacks and heart disease have dropped since the 1970s, the decline has been steeper for whites than for blacks, “widening a longstanding disparity,” the researchers reported.

Another study in the same issue of JAMA reports that up to 80 percent of US Hispanic/Latino adults have one or more major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of Americans. As a result, “this relatively young ethnic group is at high risk for future CVD morbidity and mortality as it ages,” the researchers predict.

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