I have decided to commit to a daily art project,
and I have settled on working with mixed media in a 4 x 6" postcard size.
Here are my first six.
January 1 and 2
January 3 & 4
January 5 & 6
I am using a variety of techniques: paint, print, photos, collage, markers, colored pencils, doodling, fabric, stitching, etc. I don't have many rules for these other than the size. I am sort of using them as an art journal of sorts - I hope they reflect what ever else may be going on in my life at the time.....I am using junk mail, scraps of lists and receipts, favorite photos, journaling a little bit on some of them.....I am recycling some of my failed artwork.......a lot of random stuff that I hope ends up being interesting as a whole once I have 365 of these done. At this point, I have finished 31 of them for the month of January. I am not sure I will post all of them on this blog. I know some people create another separate blog for their daily art. I don't think these are interesting enough to warrant their own blog at this point (and I feel like that might take the fun out of it for me - too much pressure to create something blog worthy)! I will post the mixed media postcards I made for January over the next couple of days. Let me know what you think!
I will be taking supplies with me when I travel (to Mexico in a week or two) and I will be working on these every day. This will be part of my "Morning Pages" - daily art meditation as I revisit "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.