I’m on a journey and a ride with Project 50/1. Fifty pieces of art in one year.
I started a series here that will last another five months. What have I done?
Sharpie’s 24 color set, my sister Kim and the crazy ideas that make Multiple Muse Disorder a tolerable condition brought forth these altered Converse All Stars.
My sister wore colored Converse All Stars in High School and for her 40+ birthday, this week, these were my gifts to her. With some practical colored socks of course.
An artistic friend from high school, who made her career teaching art, contacted me and offered a chanllenge. 50 pieces of art in 1 year. Project 50/1, on Facebook, started in August 2009. The page has about 8 artists participating, painters, potters, collage artist, metal smith and I’m contributing lettering.
My personal challenge is 4 pieces per month plus 2. I’m working in four piece series, which to me means I have four pieces going at the same time and finishing at the same time. I like this process because it allows me to practice and refine as I finish. The personal monthly deadlines also keeps me working steadily.
My media of choice is casein paint on canvas with acrylic and sharpie pen.
If you use Facebook, become a fan of Project 50/1 and see everyone work, see glimpses into studios and enjoy the process of art. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-501/147276986479?ref=mf
This is 4/30 for me and only 46 to go.
Our Nevada Museum of Art offers a variety of classes and when I saw a Fantasy Creature Drawing class, I had to check it out. Taught by a full-time fantasy artist living in Reno (whose name I will fill in later) I was enthusiastic. He left me with a great process of testing out elements to use for creatures not of our world and I use those techniques in much of my work.
The fun thing is that characters from my twenty-something imagination were still living in my fifty-something mind waiting for their turn to be recognized. I love these guys.
Dwarf and Thief
I think it’s true. We never escape our imagination and all who live there.