Today's challenge was to work with the first fruit or vegetable we saw this morning, regardless of its current state; whether its frozen, chilling, or heck, even canned. We'll see how today rolls. Happy edible artwork day!
Title: "Mango Blood Pump"
Challenge Criteria: Work with the first fruit or vegetable you see all day Medium:Serving plate, mango, small plastic straws, red food coloring.
Today's challenge was to work with a collection of mine and create something with or inspired by that. Unfortunately, I am in Washington DC on business, so my ticket stub collection was out. I did realize, however, that I have an awful lot of cards; debit card, library card, preferred savings card, security badges for work, etc.. hence the evolution of the idea based on necessity too! Cheers!
Title: "Cards in Bloom"
Challenge Criteria: Work with a collection of yours (in my case, plastic cards) Medium:Security badges and lanyard, credit cards, library cards, insurance cards, etc...
Another day, another chance to push this until absolutely the last minute and crank out a silly Dancing Washington dollar man. I also tried making a hand throwing the horns, and I have already learned that I need to get better at paper folding crafts. Cheers!
Title: "Man's Best" & "4 Dollar Horns"
Challenge Criteria: Create with only non-cut, colored or drawn on paper.
Today begins the start of my yearlong creative project, an emo. a day. This effort was inspired by great conversation and gifted to me by someone incredible <3. I will be creating a daily piece of artwork guided by365: A Daily Creativity Journalby Noah Scalin and documenting it here, even if it kills me.
For years I have been talking about how I need to start being creative again. And when my heart would swell in the right direction, I was able to take on large projects in record time, crafting calendars, mix CD's, books worth of lyrics, tattoo designs, wall art, etc... with vigor and passion. In my daily life though, I've become a commuter, a cable monkey, an email machine; and on some days I'm a worn out corporate robot with an auto-reply where my heart ought to be. I know I've let so much of what makes me passionate slip away by not being so actively creative, and then I was issued a challenge in the form of a perfectly selected Christmas gift.
So I here I stand on the precipice of 2012, staring straight down the barrel of something I've never even hoped to attempt before, and I couldn't be more excited. Please feel free to follow, encourage, critique or ignore me as I undertake this attempt. [ We all know I love the attention anyway ;) ] In the spirit of the emo-kid theme, I started with a simple idea for day 1. Cheers!
Title: "Fresh Starts for Stapled Hearts"
Must fit in the palm of my hand
Must be created w/materials found only in my immediate surroundings Medium: Red PaperMate Pen, Red & Blue Crayola Crayon and Black and Silver Sharpie on Chinese mailing paper