Half time check-in…
Remember that 70-day Van Gogh art challenge I started back in May?
Well, I’m 38 days in, and going strong! Here’s an update on my progress.
|#31 "Stick" (assemblage)|
The challenge is to make a piece of art each day, inspired by the daily one-word prompts provided by the host, Kelly Hoernig.
My take-aways so far:
1. I’m definitely glad I chose to work small. These tiny collages are a snap, which keeps it fun instead of becoming a chore.
2. Not being locked into doing the same thing for each one, really opens up the possibilities and frees up my imagination. It’s so much fun when there are no expectations… anything goes!
3. I’m finding myself really stretching beyond my normal approach. Doing the same art every day for 70 days gets old really fast, so you have no choice but to get more creative.
I’ve been experimenting with different materials and techniques.
Who knows, these new methods could find their way into my assemblages or even my commission work.
|#37 "Love" (assemblage)|
Here are the first 38 prompts, in order:
circle, brush, yellow, cup, heart, salt, create, neutral, house, square, feather, pencil, purple, pot, stamp, soft, wish, white, door, line, wing, crayon, aqua, chair, flower, stitches, delightful, brown, wind, light, stick, paint, green, jar, doll, shadow, love, cream.
|#24,# 25, #26 (oil pastel, magazine collage, needle and thread)|
#27 "Delightful" (collage)
#28 "Brown" (collage)
#25 "Flower" (oil painting)
#36 "Shadow" (acrylic paint)
It's amazing how much progress you can make by doing just a little bit each day.
This 70-day challenge has been such a great way to revitalize my daily art practice!
Onward to number 39!