Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 5 - Every Day Art Month

I've been doing art every day this month but haven't posted every day .... I'm signed up for the Art Every Day Month challenge online - and find the prompts keeping me active - basically been sketching briefly and continuing to make my vision accordion book for my goals/plans for the rest of the year and next year as well -


front and back covers - accordion book 

front/back cover inside before attaching to accordion book

Accordion book beginning stages


Bird wing 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Art Every Day Month

Have decided to step away from Facebook and Twitter and return to my original blog - and the best way to do that for me is to reconnect to the Blogging community and to create art every day - so I found Leah Piken Kolidas' blog where she is offering a daily connection for the month of November - since she's done this for the past 9 years (where have I been?) I decided to jump in - so here it is day 1 -

So I start with a quickly made accordion book - using water colors on scrap paper - I will be adding pockets to the pages and then creating tags with activities and goals (something like a vision board but in book form) to help me plan the next three months and beyond into 2012. My idea is not to make the most creative or beautiful book but just something likable thrown together quickly to serve a purpose.

I plan to do a variety of things this month - giving myself permission to just do whatever I feel like - as long as it's art - that can be drawing in my journal - prepping for classes - making pages for the chunky technique book for Art Unraveled 2012 - working in my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project - or whatever else comes up - just as long as I do something! I'm trying to create a habit that seems to have fallen by the wayside for a variety of reasons - most of which don't really matter - just getting back on the horse so to speak! So stay tuned and see what comes out of this motivational experiment - want to join me? You can still sign up by clicking on the link and signing up with Leah - what have you got to lose? Happy Creating!!!