Day 53: Worked on design for the @GlobalWomenGo registration packet all day today, no photos though.
Can’t Count! No Day 58!
Day 47: Making a little Water Glass book.
Two weeks to view this post!
Day 13: Lots of unhappy accidents adding up to something pretty good. Postcard.
This was a disaster from start to almost the end. I put the stencil down and sprayed it with that brown as a joke, my attempt to completely ruin it. I lifted up the stencil and it was magic. I was so excited!
Day 14: Doodle Germ Faces. I’ve started a weekly project with my nephew. We trade pages from our doodle books.
Sam texts me his work. Usually on Saturday. And sometimes I get video of him narrating his creations. This past week in our text exchange he said that he wasn’t ever finished with his pieces. I’ll be interested to ask him that question in 5 years.
Day 18: Made Oobleck and Gak today with the kids. So sticky.
We had fun making a total mess in the kitchen. It was even kinda educational. Stephen came and started telling us about Non-Newtonian fluids.
Day 20: Fingerless gloves. Lots of crochet over the next few days as I work on The Water Glass stuff.
Someone offered to pay me actual money to make a pair of these!
Day 21: 3 dishcloths for The Water Glass sale at the Global Women Summit. Only 20 or so more to go.
I love the times when I make dishcloths for 2 weeks. It’s fun picking out the patterns and I can make 3-5 in a day. So satisfying!
I’m so excited to start a new year of Making Something Every Day! Here’s the first week of work:
Day 1: Embrace Imperfection Ganesha postcard.
I love the idea of Ganesha, Mover of Obstacles. Also, I live in Alabama, so it’s kinda hard to get away from the houndstooth elephant. HE. IS. EVERYWHERE.
Day 2: notes for a new piece.
I mentioned this poem “Why I am not a painter” in one of my posts last year. It occurred to me on the drive home from Arkansas, that in all the years I’ve loved that poem I’ve never looked up the painting. Mike Goldberg is an abstract expressionist. I should have known. I’ve been obsessed with the abstract expressionist movement since before I even knew what abstract expressionism was. It is a style that has always spoken to something deep in my soul. I don’t know if it’s about the freedom or the wildness but all that color and all those big, bold stokes energize me. I’ve never been tied to art having a particular meaning. It doesn’t have to be a picture “of” something. If it evokes a feeling, even a negative one, then it’s doing what it’s supposed to do. I was so excited to see “Sardines” for the first time, I immediately wanted to do something based on it and the poem. Still thinking about what, but it will probably be one of my big four for the year.
Day 3: got some new storage & supplies for my work table. Got it all organized so I can work, work, work!
I’m slowly getting my workspace streamlined. I’s a battle between what I want to have in that space and what I need to have in that space.
Day 4: Doodle time with Liza.
I got a copy of “Art, Doodle, Love” from my mom for Christmas. It’s a beautiful journal. I was making this doodle one night before I put Liza to bed. When she came in and saw it, she immediately got one of her new journals she got for Christmas and started making some of the same marks. It was a good moment between us.
Except that implies – in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils – that she’s just a victim. But I’ve seen a lot of this universe. I’ve seen fake gods and bad gods and demi gods and would-be gods – out of all that – out of that whole pantheon – if I believe in one thing… just one thing… I believe in her.
So there’s the first week! Looking forward to the next!
And that’s it! The 303 days I made art in 2013. Now, on to 2014!