Days 36 – 42
100 Day Project: Day 36 February 26, 2020
Yesterday being entirely too windy for photos, this morning’s work time was spent catching up on documenting last weeks progress and posting the blog. Now we travel. I hope to touch paper later…
100 Day Project: Day 37 February 27, 2020
It’s a slow start to this week. I started the bones of a new piece, but I cannot do much else. The camper isn’t stable enough to do lines and I don’t want to pull out the paints. I am thinking it’s about time to break out a canvas though. I feel I am ready to begin a body of work based on where I am at currently. My one thought is… “can I get myself to continue making small studies past the 100 Day Project?” Working out different ideas at the 5×7 level has given me many new ideas. I’m not one to work in a sketchbook, I like to put my energy into works not sketches. This is something of a compromise. I’m forced to explore “mistakes” (which I love) and follow them into new creative paths, but I’m not invested into a large piece.
Today I feel very confident in myself. I feel I’ve found a way to open it up to include exploration so I don’t feel like I have to sacrifice a medium or idea I love, nor do I have to keep working with one forever and always. I’m not looking at other art with doubt for my own choices.
I feel like I’m here. I can draw, paint, explore texture, symbolism… all in the same piece. Yes! Yes! Yes! One million times yes!
100 Day Project: Day 38 February 28, 2020
A lot and yet a little happening this morning. Been sitting here working for some time. Peace in my heart.
100 Day Project: Day 39 February 29, 2020
Just a little bit today.
100 Day Project: Day 40 March 1, 2020
Came very close to nothing happening today. Then I caught a second wind and prepped some pieces with white paint tonight. When you are not feeling it… you can always do groundwork. It’s also very clear if I don’t work in the morning, I’m going to struggle to do something.
100 Day Project: Day 41 March 2, 2020
Very productive this morning. Working on a lot of pieces, but not finishing anything.
Ok… maybe I am finishing things. I don’t love everything I’ve made, but I’m glad I explored them.
Took up a lot of the day.
I showed them in person for the first time to real live humans other than my husband this week. It was good practice being able to explain the process. WHAT? I used complete sentences about my work with people I didn’t know well and I think I even made sense. This process is working for me. Make art, daily. Preferably in the morning. Reflect on it using the blog. Who cares if anyone ever reads it, there’s an accountability that makes it happen, it works for me.
100 Day Project: Day 42 March 3, 2020
That’s a wrap on week six. Explored color combinations and layering color combinations on textures this morning▪️
Next: Days 43 – 49
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