Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Link 436

• The Who: Elsa Valmidiano
• The Where: Ripple Creek Cabins, Trinity, CA 
• The Link: "Right outside of our honeymoon cabin, heart-shaped rocks had been carefully placed all around the base of a tree by a previous guest who had gathered all the heart-shaped rocks in the area. It was such a wonderful find when we arrived. I could only think of your family when I saw these beautiful hearts. The first 3 reminded me of you, Ryan, and Lorenzo, and the 4 hearts reminded me of you, Ryan, Lorenzo, and Ruby. "

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Link 435

• Tho Who: Spanglish Accent
• The Where: Chile
• The Link: "Carved double heart on a beachside bench in the Bio Bio region of Chile."

Link 434

• The Who: Bethany Robson
• The Where: England
• The Link: "Yey! My photos from @iprintagram arrived!"


Link 433

• The Who: Emily Heitmann
• The Where: New York, NY
• The Link: "Hearts for sale at FAO Schwartz."

Monday, March 25, 2013

Link 432

• The Who: Shauna Smith
• The Where: Atherton, CA
• The Link: "At my friend Kim's house hanging on her fence."

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Links 429 - 431

• The Who: Emily Heitmann
• The Where: New York, NY
• The Link: "Heart on horse."


• The Link: "Heart on 76th."


• The Link: "Don't the pins look like a heart?!?"

Link 428

• The Who: Ryan
• The Where: Santiago, Chile
• The Link: "I walk by this heart every day on the way to work. I wonder if someone made it that way. It's a good one."

Link 427

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "Little Max was visiting us from Patagonian Argentina with his Dad, Sebastian. He had on this 'I <3 Mommy' t-shirt when they were leaving us in Bolinas. I know you will soon be dressing your own little one in similar fashion."

Link 426

• The Who: Tom Vrolyk
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "I already helped Brian hunt hearts in downtown Bolinas recently, so when I saw this Southwest Airlines luggage tag in the green waste at the Resource Recovery Center, I had to snap a picture for your project."

Link 425

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "Abalone shell heart."

Link 424

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "Anne is helping her friend launch her new product, MagNoodles, and brought a bunch of samples home. One had hearts on the little magnetic beads."

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Link 423

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "There was a new heart-filled addition to the Spirit House!"

Link 422

• The Who: Jessica Schick
• The Where: Cafe Nooner, Humboldt, CA
• The Link: "Architecture... Minimalism... Negative space." (And hearts :)


Link 421

• The Who: @edumanci
• The Where: Santiago, Chile
• The Link: "Today I saw this heart when I was walking with my girlfriend, Micaela. When we saw this figure we kissed, then I took a photo of that beautiful moment. Now I share this with you @chilejenn. I hope you like it."

Link 420

• The Who: Ginger Arguello via Seychelles Shoes
• The Where: Los Angeles, CA
• The Link: "You need this tea cup!" <3

"A little afternoon pick me up!"
Photo courtesy of @seychellesshoes

Link 419

• The Who: Laura Lee Mattingly
• The Where: New York, NY
• The Link: "Ramen heart in NYC for @chilejenn."

Friday, March 22, 2013

Link 418

• The Who: Anna Oberthur
• The Where: Springtime heart from Berkeley, California!
• The Link: "This heart appeared in front of my neighbor's gate on Valentine's Day. I immediately thought of the Chain-Link Heart Project, but I didn't get around to taking the photo right away. When, a few weeks ago, I noticed the heart was covered with pink blossoms from the tree above, I was really glad I had waited. Now I'm sending this image of love, renewal, and spring down your way."

Link 417

• The Who: Emily Heitmann
• The Where: New York, NY
• The Link: "Upside down heart at the Waldorf."

Link 416

• The Who: Baby Charlotte
• The Where: Menlo Park, CA
• The Link: "Naptime."

Links 414 - 415

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "No, not even a freshly stitched up knee can deter from heart hunting. Walking home from the Bolinas Clinic, I found these two hearts adorning a fence."

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Link 413

• The Who: Matt Wilson
• The Where: Santa Cruz, Chile
• The Link: "Is there a heart here then?" :)

Photo courtesy of Matt Wilson, who suggests:
"Top dessert with Grand Marnier 100."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Link 412

• The Who: Ginger Arguello
• The Where: San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "Too cute to cook!"

Link 411

• The Who: Emily in Chile
• The Where: Santiago, Chile
• The Link: "Somehow saying 'today's heart is made of stone sounds worse than just saying I found a stone heart. The importance of language and expressing ourselves well!"

Link 410

• The Who: Ginger Arguello
• The Where: San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "Better late than never? St. Patty's day love."

Link 409

• The Who: Emily Heitmann
• The Where: New York, NY
• The Link: "The grate at the Waldorf Astoria. @chilejenn do you see what I see?" (Yes, I do :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Link 408

• The Who: Lindsay Schauer
• The Where: San Francisco, CA --> Santiago, Chile
• The Link: "Wishing you a life filled with all the love you will ever need because, indeed, LOVE really is enough."

Lindsay sealed this valentine with a heart years ago,
and here it is up on the storyboard in Chile.

Link 407

• The Who: Emily Heitmann
• The Where: New York, NY
• The Link: "Look what I found at in the Eloise store at the Plaza."

Link 406

• The Who: Lisanne Scafine
• The Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
• The Link: "Found this and thought of us!" (@ Mama Massoni too :)

Links 403 - 405

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "Peeled paint heart."


• The Link: "Asphalt blob heart."


• The Link: "Upside down skull nose/heart."

Link 402

• The Who: Jill A.
• The Where: Central Coast, CA
• The Link: "Shopping for wine. Collecting a heart."

Monday, March 18, 2013

Link 401

• The Who: Angie Zimmerman
• The Where: San Francisco, CA --> Santiago, Chile
• The Link: "This worry locket is heart shaped and filled with seaglass from the NW and it contains your worries—all of them! All year I have wanted so very much to alleviate some of your grief and bear some of it with you, so I hope this locket symbolizes my love and concern and hope and strength I project at you, all the time."

* I kid you not: I opened this package, which Angie mailed weeks ago, about an hour after posting this 400th heart link in the chain. I think that synchronicity is part of what this project is all about. <3

Link 400

• The Who: The Kraus Family
• The Where: Portola Valley, CA, circa 2002 --> Santiago, Chile, circa 2012
• The Link: Our neighbors gave me this Elsa Peretti heart necklace for my college graduation. I hadn't worn it in several years. Then, a few months after we lost Lorenzo, I found it mixed in with the rest of my jewelry. I grabbed it for the beacon it was showing up right then, put it on, and didn't take it off.

I've been volunteering at a local orphanage in order to help hold and feed and entertain babies and young children in need. For two hours in the middle of the day, I forget that I'm waiting, and I hope they forget that they are. The other day, one of the little girls, all of two, was trying to kiss the heart, which she's done several times before. Except this time, she kissed the heart and the chain broke. We looked at each other, equally surprised, and laughed. That has to mean something, right? Ryan thinks so. He thinks it has to mean something that a little girl broke the chain, causing a heart to fall into my hand. He thinks maybe our luck is turning.

* March 19 Update: I just found out that same little girl is getting adopted! Her new family comes to pick her up tomorrow. Oh, all the amazing meaning that can be found.

Link 399

• The Who: Emily Heitmann
• The Where: New York, NY
• The Link: "Straight from NYC. Found a heart today while lunching with Jilliann Markey!"

Link 398

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "Trippy heart-producing glasses..."

Link 397

• The Who: Bekki
• The Where: Seattle, WA
• The Link: "Lunchtime surprise heart!"

Link 396

• The Who: Shana Parkes
• The Where: Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "A sweetheart in a heart sweater."

Link 395

• The Who: Michele Janezic
• The Where: Northern California
• The Link: "Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to say." —Dalai Lama


Links 378 - 394

• The Who: Brian Jones
• The Where: Bolinas, CA
• The Link: "How do I spend a beautiful Sunday in Bolinas? Hunting for hearts, of course! In Bo, that's not a terribly tough task as hearts are kind of a town 'mascot'... First stop was Gilly Flowers, where my first find was right by the front door."

• The Link: "I then found a table full of heart-shaped rocks..."

• The Link: "Searching further, there was a shiny glass heart in a planter..."

• The Link: "And then a lily pad heart..."

• The Link: "Once downtown, I first came across this heart in the window of Bobolicious..."

• The Link: "This is one of several from inside the Free Box..."

• The Link: "Which was next to this apple/heart on the sign for the People's Store..."

• The Link: "There's also this one that I found in the Bolinas Museum, as part of an exhibition on Panamanian textiles."

• The Links: "Then I hit the motherlode at the Kaleidoscope gift shop! There were so many, I didn't even collect them all."

• The Link: "After heart overload at Kaleidoscope, I found this antique porcelain heart at the Grand Hotel consignment shop."

• The Link: "This one was peaking through the hedges on Brighton Ave."

• The Link: "And a block away from home, I found this little heart-shaped bell on a girl's bike on the side of the road. A productive Sunday, me thinks!" <3