If you have visited my blog or know anything about it I hope that you know that I have created a piece of art every day for over nine years.
3, 292 days to be exact.
It is not a gimic, it ain't a game- it's real. In January 2012 I found myself not feeling like I was making enough art, and I really didn't like that feeling because that is the whole reason I became an art teacher- because I love art and it brings me joy. I figured that a daily challenge might help me, so I found one.
It was a major undertaking, that first year- but I did it. I just re-read an old blog post I wrote at the end of that first year and it makes me so happy;
I was also looking through my blog archives and I found these two posts that I felt would be fun to revisit, one is just talking about making art everyday those first five years and the other is a post I wrote after my five-year retrospective show;
Going into 2021, year ten for me of daily art...I wanted to start off combining all of my favorite things, so I am combining drawing, fashion and textiles in the works I create this month. Here is what I am thinking;
I wanted to give myself an additional challenge this year so I also decided to try and do at least a stitch a day. Right now my plan is to work on this small piece I made- it's watered down acrylic on cross-stitch fabric. The piece is super small, so if I 'finish' it I have some more pieces I can paint and continue my stitches. Right now I have been doing much more than a 'stitch a day' but I know that may change, so I will keep that same goal. I have some ideas about how I will present these when I finish, but it depends on how many pieces this project will become.
Artist and Art Teacher