WELCOME TO 2018!!! *Airhorn* *Champagne cork hits me in the face*
Ahem... well I guess I'm a bit early to the party. Are you ready for 2018? Do you have any goals or resolutions you might want to accomplish?
In 2017 I made a promise to myself to be as creative as humanly possible. I had a day job which I was extremely unhappy in and felt disappointed in myself that I wasn't creating art. I made excuses for myself, such as I was too tired, my job was too stressful and I didn't have enough resources to create art. In reality, I was just bullshitting myself. I had time, art de-stressed me and I had MORE than enough resources to create art.
So here comes the new year and all these resolution things that people start and don't finish.
I said to myself, "I'm going to be different."
2017 started and I wrote down in a planner that I would be a creative powerhouse. I marked on a calendar each day that I created something, even if it was just a few brush strokes on canvas. Each step was one step closer to creating a positive change in myself. By the time April and May came, creating art and going out and taking photos, was second nature. It was a part of my daily routine and I knew I couldn't go back to my old life.
"Why the hell are you telling me this?", is what you're probably thinking or yelling at your computer. Well that brings me to my 2018 resolution which is to not only create every day but also to push the limits with my art.
A lot of art challenges involve drawing or painting certain objects everyday. Well as an abstract artist.. that is a bit more difficult. So why not paint ON these objects?!
Yes that's right, I'll be painting an abstract painting on a steak at some point in 2018.
The 365 days of color challenge will start on Jan 1st and I will select a random object each day to make an abstract painting on.
Bananas, Shampoo bottles, tacos... yes a taco is one of the objects that I will be slapping with paint in 2018. Each week will have a theme related to each object and I will post at the beginning of the week what objects I intend to paint on so anyone that wants to join the fun can! Use the hashtag #365daysofcolor so I can see what everyone makes!
Is this idea silly... maybe a bit bizarre? Well that's the point! Art is supposed to be enjoyed and be enjoyable to make! So have some fun with me!
Let's party and make 2018 the most creative year yet.