The 365 Flowers Project!
I've always been an artist. Unfortunately for many years I have been a part-time or "on the side" type of artist. In 2016 I will be an "ALL IN" artist. This year I am committing to a year long art project.
In 2016 I will be making art each and every day. Yep, all 365 days of the year. The theme for this daily devotion to creativity is flowers. Let's face it, you can't go wrong with flowers. I will post my creations daily. There is no set media for this project. Nothing is off limits. Thinking WAY outside of the box is a must!
The second goal of this project is to get me inside my studio every day. See that cute building above? That is my dream. Weeks go by and I never step foot inside. How can this be? In 2016 my feet will be inside my dream every single day.
Western Pennsylvania is home for me and my family. I can't imagine living anywhere else. The extreme change of seasons keeps things interesting...and gives me something to complain about.
I also have a second blog www.you-r-here.net. It's a blog I share with several of my friends. We write about how we live each day connected to our surroundings and the people around us. This was something I knew as a child but didn't practice much as an adult. Happily other childhood lessons stayed with me.
Girl Scout Law #8, use resources wisely has stuck with me all through my life. I am forever looking for ways to reuse items to keep them out of the landfill. Girl Scout Law #9, make the world a better place, should be a law in every corner of the Earth. (I know the Earth is round, no corners but you get what I' saying)
I live in a rural area surrounded by woods. Nature is most often the theme in my artwork and no matter what medium I’m working in, I promise there is a story being told. For under all the paint, glue and trash, is an environmentalist hard at work. My art is as eclectic as the refuse I gather. It ranges from collage, to sewing, painting and photography. I’m also fond of mail art, magazine reader challenges and sketchbook projects because of their themes and deadlines.
I have two part-time jobs outside of making art. Two days a week I work at my local library where I help make elaborate displays for holidays and events. I also put together a teen art club. Hum...I guess I make art at work. My second job is teaching at an environmental education center. Since I am often in the woods I am forever snapping photos. Art again! ....How lucky can a girl get!
I would like to encourage you to put both feet inside your dream in 2016. I know it's going to be a grand year!
Cheers to you and yours!