So the summer is finally winding down, the weather is getting colder and for a few weeks I've been unhappy with what goes on when I sit at my table to paint. The kids are back at school, the older ones at least. But when I sit down at my table and try to make something I almost always feel disappointed of what I end up making. I can't find my direction. For a while I feel like I'm making the same things over and over, I feel stuck. I have been trying to come up with new ideas, but I'm feeling creatively dry. I don't know where I am going, what do I want to make, to paint, I have a million ideas but somehow aren't what I am looking for.
When I saw at Summer Pierre's blog that she starts a new project today, 100 stories in 100 days, I thought what a great idea that was. I always have liked the structure of a project with beginning and end. A few years ago I tagged along another project where I made one drawing everyday for 30 days. It was really interesting for me because painting something everyday made me find a new style of drawing that I really liked. Go Here to see a few of the drawings I did for that project.
I read somewhere (and I wish I knew where) that sometimes insipration will come to you from another source, that you have to be listening because you never know what will give you the push you need, and to me, that push came from the project Summer starts today. So even if I feel bad that I did not think of it and that I am a thief of creative ideas (sorry Summer! who by the way, was very cool about me stealing this awesome idea, thank you!!), today I start my own 100 something project.
100 drawings in 100 days.
and in case you are wondering It has been done before. If you google 100 drawings in 100 days you will find TONS of other people who have already went through the process, and it was wonderful to see the transofrmation from the first few drawings to the last!
So these are my rules:
No more than 20-30 minutes per drawing.
Any medium, it doesn't matter, just draw something will ya?
Unaltered and full disclosure of the drawing in the blog. No photoshopped anything. It's ok to have an ugly drawing.
So Today's drawing, #1, is the new banner of the blog, watercolor on paper. I don't love it, but there it is. un-altered messiness.
So wish me luck! and see you tomorrow!