Protect Yo Heart Day is a community art event by New York artist UnCutt Art , that takes place on April 23rd. The date, 4/23, is a reference to Proverb 4:23 -  “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

UnCutt refers to his project as a day of self-love and self-appreciation. The street artist sees it as a reminder to reset and recenter.

I have recently noticed PYH stencils in my neighborhood so UnCutt or another artist decided to spread the message before April.

Photos: Charlane Brady

used and rare

I decided to run through Japan Town when I went out for a run this evening and the next thing I know I am inside this cozy, little bookstore looking at a great collection of used and rare books instead of running. 

How have I not noticed this bookstore before now? The owner was such a joy to talk with, and his love of books and stories captivated me as he told me a story of his own. 

With all the time I had for a run spent inside Forest Books, I made my way to the grocery store to pick up dinner. While I was walking, I kept thinking about how life would indeed be boring without dreamers and their stories and naturally, I kept thinking about Jeanette Walls' love affair with her memories in The Glass Castle

Dreamers certainly can carve out a life on their own terms.

Here's to a life full of dreams and creating new stories. 

Vegas with love

LOVE is an art installation in the walkway between The Venetian and The Palazzo right now. Created by artist Laura Kimpton as part of her Monumental Word Series, the installation, perforated with bird-shaped stamps, spells LOVE in steel Ruby red letters that rise 12 feet tall and collectively span 36 feet across.

"LOVE is about being free to love who you want, the way you want...” ~ Laura Kimpton.