Archive for March, 2011


days 4 and 5

ok i confess. i didn’t do day 4 project. it was to take a 5 minute walk and make something from the materials available wherever i ended. i will save that project for warmer weather.

right. i know. i live in florida and am not buried in spring snow like other parts of the country. but for me, freezing is whenever the temp falls below 70. so shoot me!

i did do more work on that everlasting cheetah. see progress below. maybe he’ll be finished by day 365 : }

todays project involves working with a collection.
hmmm.
after moving too many times, then working to eliminate clutter in my cottage, i don’t have ‘collections’. unless you count all the debit card receipts that seem to multiply like rabbits. that might be a possibility.
or books. maybe that counts.

what did come to my mind, oddly enough, were samovars.
yes, samovars. doesn’t that sound like something people would collect?
i have my friend charlotte to thank for that idea. also i have her to thank for the papers that i used in the day 3 scan.
years ago, charlotte told me about a dream she had in which she opened a closet door to find stacks of samovars. NOBODY i know has dreams like that!

i think i’ll do a graphite drawing or watercolor of those unique teapots.
meanwhile, if you look below, you can assess the progress of the everlasting cheetah.

make something out of paper , but don’t use scissors or glue or draw on it.

what fun. i laid out some paper color squares against a paper background and scanned it. all kinds of possibilities here that i will enjoy exploring.
torn paper shapes, different color and pattern background, background images, much more complicated compositions.

this project will provide a terrific diversion from putting pen or paint to paper. i can then re-create the project as a collage or a painting.

day 2 continued

still working on the pencil drawing of a cheetah face. corrected the proportions and angle. it’s such a pleasure to draw just for the fun of it.

i will also complete the project for day three. it’s to make something using paper without drawing on it or using scissors. i have a GREAT idea. stay tuned!!!!

so i’m gonna do it. a piece of art a day for 365 days. thank you noah scalin for the great book – 365 a daily creativity journal. you are my muse.

i started yesterday with a silly collage on a coca cola cap. the assignment was start small, something that could fit in the palm of your hand. more about it later.

today was create something involving your favorite animal. my favorite animal is a dog. but i have always wanted to draw cheetah faces. with those great tears. but i felt it was too trite.

so the hell with trite. or fears or obstacles. i’m drawing the cheetah, in pencil, just for fun like i used to do before i had the burden and obligation to do everything perfectly. or with materials more serious than a pencil.

this will take a long time because i want it to be detailed. so i’m having a peaceful drawing day and flashing back to the time when my art was for pure pleasure.

i will post images as the cheetah progresses