Having left art in the dust as I (theoretically) became an adult and pursued a career in science, I am now returning to play with art.
I was inspired after hearing an interview with Noah Scalin on the Accidental Creative podcast. I now am using Noah’s awesome helpful book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal – Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life to guide my project and give me ideas.
My commitment is to make 365 cats, up to one a day, but usually slower to preserve my sanity and joy of creating. (My project is a little like the old Steven Wright joke, “I went down the street to a 24 hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, ‘Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.’ He said, ‘Yes, but not in a row.'” There will be 365 cats, but not in a row.) Sometimes I follow the book’s suggestions, sometimes I wing it.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished by committing to do something on a regular basis. And talk about having to let go of perfectionism! It’s great for me. Challenges me to push myself and take more risks.
As I am starting this up with essentially the art skills I had when I graduated high school, I am hoping my rudimentary art skills will improve over the course of this year. I’m not sure what my focus will be or my favorite mediums, but that’s all part of the journey. Progress not perfection is my mantra.
You can also be inspired by other people’s great projects at Make Something 365.
Supported by my two fabulous and weird cats, Napoleon and Chaos.
The orange cat is Chaos Love and Joy Superkitty. (How can laying on cans be comfortable?!)They grey cat is Napoleon Pullapart. (His reason for living is to be comfortable.)Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I’d love to hear your comments, suggestions, critiques.
Have a great day!! And pet a kitty.