Though I had my doubts, 1,000 Works of heART was a smart stARTistry project for me. I have made 187 distinct hearts – each one flexing both my stARTing AND finishing muscles. For someone who starts many a grand project and finishes . . . well . . . fewer than she stARTs, the idea of a big goal with individual, autonomous parts, proved to be huge fun and a worthwhile workout.