Here is another fun chicken…though I am very much having trouble with a name or title for him. Any ideas?
Opening reception Friday, May 3, 5-8pm
For Art’s Sake Gallery
9770 Gayton Rd.
Henrico Va 23238
About the show:
The experiences we collect along our respective journeys shape us into who we are. The memories of those experiences are some of our most valued possessions. A figure, a scene or an object can trigger the recollection of those treasured moments, the people we’ve known, places we’ve been or feelings we’ve experienced.
Amy Donahue and Carter Stuart come together to present Pathways, a collection of artwork varying in style, subject matter and medium, yet unified in effort to awaken and illuminate beautiful moments from our journeys.
working on cleaning up a few 15 for 15 drawings…here is one of them. and i was able to add some of the pictures the illustration page for a better look…. other illustrations.
Nowhere special to go, nothing pressing to do, days like today beg to be enjoyed in calm productivity . With a cup of tea to warm your hands, pen and paper in front of you there is no expectation, no … Continue reading
Thoughts on the Challenge
Doing this challenge has taught me a few things about myself, my work and my habits. To highlight a few….
It can be done. Drawing or painting or doing “art” can be done every day regardless of how much time you think you have to give to a particular project. Some days have more than others but everyday has the opportunity to create and its only when you make it a priority that it actually happens. A good habit to employ.
Second, I don’t have to like everything I do. Again, every work is not going to be a masterpiece. Sometimes its about working through a problem then its final outcome. This has also shown me that I want desperately for everything to be good on the first try. A symptom of being an artist? maybe. Something I am glad the challenge has made me work on.
Deadlines are good- but there is something to taking your time to work through things. I need to make realistic goals. I bit off more than I could chew a couple days in the challenge and ( namely day 3) I rushed something that would usually take weeks to develop into completing it in a day. Make goals, have deadlines- that push you but don’t cause you to rush and end up being more maddening than anything else.
Lastly, inspiration can come from anywhere. Beginning this challenge I didn’t feel connected to anything enough to want to draw it. As most artists I have talked to will tell you -there is a need to feel connected to whatever work you are tasked with doing. Having to come up with something to draw everyday was daunting, but doable. While there isn’t much of a connection between pieces, the connection is that it was appealing at that moment to draw. So with that in mind today’s drawing…wish I was there right now
Thanks for working through this challenge with me. Will I do something like this again? Absolutely.
Today I didn’t get a chance to finish my drawing. It was just one of those days that though I got a lot done with it, other things moved in and halted its progress. I also didn’t want to rush through this as I do like its beginning. I will explain more of my thoughts once its actually completed but just to prove i actually did draw today here is a picture.
not quite done yet.