365 Days of Art: 21st January 2011-
On the 21st January 2011 I began a self-imposed art challenge aiming to complete a piece of art each day...AND it has definitely been a challenge! I began the project posting my images as I completed them each day/week so that I had accountability....in theory this was great...however, I've found that it has actually mediated against the creative process as I wanted each piece to be of an acceptable standard to 'post'...I've found it difficult to just complete a drawing or a small piece and allow it to stand alone....and I've found that the project has actually taken my focus away from my major works....the project itself has become my artwork...I am, my own worst enemy! So...I'm now beginning to put strategies in place to make it easier to achieve my goal....I'm no longer posting the images as I go.... I'm working on small pre-cut boards (including a 9"x5" format)....and I'm also trying to set time limits, although I haven't found this successful yet, as it's too easy to keep going! It's nearly November, and it seems unlikely that I will achieve my goal. However, if I don't manage to complete the 365 pieces by the end of January 2012 I will evaluate my progress and reset the completion date or begin again.... I am determined to do this....even though it has been harder than I imagined! A few of my pieces are pictured in the gallery below for you to view.