Thursday, January 13, 2011

Project 365, Day 10-13

After being out of town for a few days (this will be a trend--a loving thanks to school), here are the contour drawings up to today:

Monday Jan 10 2011
Outside one of my practicum sites (not showing the building--they're the houses nearby)

Tuesday Jan 11 2011
One of my classmates during a break at supervision

Wednesday Jan 12 2011
My ear. I was impatient and rushed through it. I was also irritated.

Thursday Jan 13 2011
Our chinchilla, Alvin. Again, I was irritated and impatient when I drew this. 

Until next time,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Project 365, Day 9

After I drew our camera, my husband was inspired and drew me cooking dinner.  This is quite special to me, being the first image he's made for me since we've been together (over 5 years since we began dating).


Saturday, January 8, 2011

365 Project, v.2011

New year new year new year!

New project.

Many creative minds out there partake in a 365 project, where something with a similar theme is done every day (or almost every day), and documented. Click here for more ideas from Etsy

So many ideas, so difficult to choose.

This morning I decided to make a contour drawing of my husband while he was waking up, drinking his coffee while surfing the internet.

*click on images for a larger view*

I had so much fun making this I decided to make more...

*from left to right, going down: singing bowl, bird salt & pepper shakers, name pennant banner, cream & sugar, P & C wall hooks, one of Kara's wedding reception centerpieces (she wanted guests to take one home), and our Christmas tree*

This project is allowing me to return to my roots as an artist. I never painted or used much of any other medium on my own time (or in a formal class) until I was in college; it was always drawing.

*Images were drawn in a notebook that was used as a temporary reflection journal for my Development class my first year of grad school.  I've had the notebook for years and barely used it. It finally has a job!*

To make up for the last week I missed of the new year, I drew seven items around the house. Now, the goal is to do one contour drawing every day.

My project isn't what I thought it would be, but I am pleased with it.

Do you have any ideas for your own 365 project (if you choose to participate)?

Happy making,

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sliding into January

Hello all.

It's been a while, approximately two months.
I finished my second-to-last semester of graduate school, sent out a few job applications (with no response from employers, even after follow-up calls/messages), and my husband and I celebrated our first year of marriage yesterday :) My thesis project seems to go slower when more people are involved it seems, at least with this project. As long as I can still graduate on time, I suppose I'm okay with it.

I'm eager to take up practicum again at my current site, and am still struggling with what my clients state they need and what I would like for them (i.e. product art vs. process art--they want the former, it seems!)  Regardless it's a growth experience for me, which is always a good thing.

A new idea for a substantial project is nagging me, involving symbols in my artwork working as a unit.  Quite excited about this one.  I better tackle it before I become unmotivated again.  Lately, fibers have been my muse.  Let the serenading continue :)
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