Have you heard of The 100 Day Project? If not, it is a project that gets you creating, making, thinking, doing...... something.... anything... for 100 days in a row. For dreamers who have a hard time getting their ideas out of their head and into the world, it is a great way to take the next step. And it starts today!
So, why do I, someone who is making things every day, want to participate? I've spent the last 18 months pouring my love for glaciers onto canvas and have been making some, but not a lot of breakthroughs in my work. As an emerging artist, some of my biggest goals are to keep growing, exploring, and never settle for good enough. When I heard about the #The100DayProject I knew I could use it to help me experiment and develop new approaches and have fun doing it.
What am I doing for my 100 days? I knew I needed it to be simple and take less than two hours per day so I could continue to paint. And it needed to be easily transportable, because I'm traveling a lot over the next few months.
The answer: 4 x 6 inch pieces with no restrictions on material. For the next 100 days I will be exploring my relationship with, and love of, the landscape on 4 x 6 inch pieces of paper and multi-media board.
I missed Alaska's mountains while away from home last month. This piece celebrates how happy I was to step back onto Alaskan soil last week.
I started today with a collage because I made several while in Washington last month and really enjoyed the process. It enables me to play with color, shape, and texture with ease. Already it has spurred several ideas. I'm most excited about the concept of incorporating painted textures/patterns into the various defined sections of my work.
I'm stoked to see where this takes me and my artwork. The Alaska landscape holds such a special place in my heart and I love sharing it with all of you through my works.
And don't worry, I'll still be working on my glaciers too!