So...if you are reading this, then chances are you might know that this is where I blog about making art every day, as a part of the Creative Every Day Challenge I signed up for last January. I work in a kind of regimented manner, making all kinds of rules for myself as I create...so for me, even though the CED doesn't specify making a piece of art every single day...ummm...I have been. Ya'll..I have made 305 pieces of art. Wait, let me step back...those are just the numbered pieces, my daily works. (told you, crazy rules I make up for myself) Along the way there have been countless other pieces created for shows, commissions...and just because...I would guestimate 40+ 'unnumbered' pieces...oh, and uh...then I realized that I adore fashion illustration last month, so I have made 76 of those...
So, that is actually closer to 450 pieces of work. Not kidding. I can't believe it. But now that I have made the commitment to making the art...I can't stop. I feel sick if I can't get to my materials and make a piece, physically ill- stressed out. I need to make this art. This month, the theme is really 'Art Every Day Month'....
Wait a second. That is what I have been doing! Yes!
But wait. What will my structure be? Dare I proceed without some sort of theme or guidelines? Here is where I have to be careful, because once I create my 'series' then I feel that I have to stay within it as much as possible. (I am serious)
Deep breath. Eyes looking all around for inspiration. Asked the cats, they are no help. John is away at his conference...it's up to me.
I am going to commit to FASHION ILLUSTRATION for the entire month...and I will just continue with the established numbering system for my fashion illustrations, so the first piece will be #77. And I might make more than one piece a day. It could happen. I am going to give in and just go full speed ahead with this, I can't resist.
Another change, I will be adding another blog, specifically for my fashion illustrations...it might even be a whole new url/domain...so much to decide.
In the meantime, gotta create that blog...move all the existing pics (or just repost) and also...oh man...gulp...
I have to do inventory. I am, like, at least 2 months behind. Not good...that's a whole lotta art!
In the meantime, any artists out there...join me this month! Let's make art every single day!!
Artist and Art Teacher