Friday, January 10, 2014

Another New Years Post

I seem to make these around once a year. Something or another will remind me that, 'hey, I have a blog, I should use that'. The problem is, I don't ever know what to post that anyone other than myself would find remotely intruiging. But in the end, I suppose that doesn't really matter, since I started this for me, and therefore should continue it for me, as a place to express whatever I so desire.

This year however, I have a plan. Well a goal, a New Years Resolution of storts. It has nothing to do with blogging, but maybe if I blog about it as I go, I can kill two birds with one stone. The plan is to challenge me to be a better artist as well as be more creative (and maybe knock off a few of those projects I've been procrastinating on while I am at it). It goes like this...

Every month I get a new Medium/Theme.

Every week (or 2 weeks.... I can't decide how ambitious I want to be), I have to make a project that somehow incorporates that theme or medium.

This is the list of months I have and the ideas for them;

January - Marker
February - Fabric
March - Beads
April - Acrylic Paint
May - String/yarn
June - Paper (Newspaper/tissuepaper/etc)
July - Photography
August - flower/leaves/sticks
September - Watercolor
October - Gold/silver Leaf
November - Lace
December - Glitter

So far I've managed to make one drawing with Marker although it was less creative and more just practicing style. I saw a Stamp at Michaels Craft Store and thought the picture was super cute. Since I don't use stamps however, I snuck a quick picture then promptly went about re-creating it on an 11 x 15 sheet of paper when I go home, tweaking it to suit my tastes

And that's the plan. Now who wants to try this with me? 


  1. Hey there you! It's been a long time since I've visited here. Isn't it funny how we always second guess ourselves about why we blog?
    I really like your idea. Growing as an artist is a fantastic plan. The only medium that really throws me is the gold/silver leaf. Haven't a clue about that stuff.
    I love your birdie drawing. Frame worthy if you ask me.
    I won't make any promises, but if I do get around to completing anything that meshes with your list, I will post a link to it here. I can promise to keep up with what you do however. As a matter of fact, I'm very much looking forward to it.
    Nice to hear from you again. Happy 2014, and may it be filled with many artful moments.

  2. Awesome!!! I do hope you try keep with me! And gold leaf and silver leaf is a lot of fun to use, I mostly mix it up with my paintings for a little unique flair.

    Happy 2014 to you too!