How Goes The 365 Project…

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So originally I chose to create some sort of flower image every day on an index card…and not even two months into it—I found out just how much I dislike creating on index cards.

Truthfully, my real issue is creating something half-a**ed real quick, without much thought…that drives me crazy—and I am actually working on that by doing timed – but more primitive faces—although I do tend to go back, say, when I am on the phone or if I have a space where I can work on something small quickly…then I go back and add color and other things to these sketches.

Carla Sonheim, in her last class of her Kids Week Art Class, taught a quick Modigliani portrait style…and I totally fell in love with it.

However, my floral a day went from index card—to altered book art journal—to altered book art journal. I actually do draw flowers of some sort every time I sit down – I always end up doodling flowers —when I am ‘required’ to sit down and create flowers though…it sucks the joy right out of it for me and I stop…

The other thing about me is—I will seriously doodle the exact same type of flower every single day for no real reason other than I can…and maybe next time I undertake such a project I should just sketch that single flower every single day for as long as the challenge lasts…and I think I shall have to put that on my to do list…draw the same flower over and over for a set number of days…

I also got jammed up and stopped trying to do the flower a day thing after I had my little lost weekend in April…it took three months for me to catch up on things after being gone for not even three whole days…and it completely disrupted my schedule and work flow—to this date…so that is a contributing factor as well…

Well, the 365 project did not run from June to June…but I am ok with that. I learned quite a bit from that experience…and one of these days, when things are more settled, and my youngest is willing to work with me more … I will set up and try a 365 challenge again.

For right now, my only 365 challenge is to get out of bed and keep breathing…breath is life…

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