01 November 2009

Art Every Day Kick-off

I've been struggling lately trying to chisel out enough time for art. Almost everything I've made for the last yearish has been for a Purpose - for a book, magazine, class or some other obligation. I heard about the Art Every Day Month project on Twitter from Fi Bowman and immediately signed up. The "rules" are very loose and, in keeping with that, I'm not adding anything to it. As long as I've created something every day in November, I'm good. Some days it could be an interesting photograph, some days it might be a small collage, who knows? I'm open to anything and happy to be creating.



Today's entry is a 1.5" square collage on illustration board with fabric, paper, watch gears, stamping, and painting. Whee! Art for no reason at all. Fun!

PS: I used a scrap of newspaper from India in the collage. If anyone knows what it says, please let me know!

11 comments:

Life Made Creations said...

Love this! Here's to chiseling out lots of creative time this month!

Candied Fabrics said...

Hooray! Art for Art's sake! I'm always working on finding the balance between making for possible profit vs just for the joy of it!

Stephanie Forsyth said...

Way to go! I'm looking forward to this challenge this month! :)

Gail Ellspermann said...

Hi Jane!

I think it says "great beginning" but I'm not really sure :)
Gail

linda said...

Art for no reason is the best kind...loosen up! That is my goal for AEDM challenge...just doing whatever! I think out of it will come great things. Great collage and keep it up! Looking forward to seeing your posts!

Karen L R said...

watch gears as we "fall back", very clever collage idea, jane!

i am loving this project, too. some days i'll do "art", some days i'll be creative in everyday matters...but i'm hoping to end up with more "art" at the end of the month.

carry on!

Natalya said...

awesome start Jane! love the little inchie, or is it an inch and a halfie?

Carol said...

I love it! I too have been struggling with creating for a purpose and want to shake that free! I'm going to take the challenge beginning right now!Whooo... whooo!

gerri said...

i know what you mean about always creating for a project or obligation. it gets a bit draining. this is the perfect way to spark your fire and add some more fun into your art making.

good luck.

Vivien said...

That "quickie" is a keeper. I especially like the mini-gears! Want to join in, but I'm having trouble with the email sign-up process. Do you have a direct email address I could send to?

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Ok, I'm in! I got started officially on the 5th, so I'm already behind ;-).
Thanks for the kick in the pants!