Today marks the beginning of our weekly challenges, and what theme could be more fitting than light in darkness? (It was chosen at random.)
There will be days you don't want to create. There will be days that the last thing you'll want to do is pick up your camera, your pen, your paintbrush, your violin...
There will be times you're bored with your ideas and feel stuck wondering if you've had your last one.
There will be days you feel done with creating, and you may even convince yourself that you were never creative in the first place. There will be days you want to give up.
Do our images stand up over time?
I find that some do and some don't. Looking back at my work from 2017, or even 2018, I'm shocked at how bad even my "good" composites are. There are a few that hold up, but most of them don't.
I created this graphic at the beginning of the year, but I never posted it. As I looked back through my work it seemed that each year had a really strong theme or concept that continued to push its way through. It's so interesting to me how art can capture emotion and the things we're going through.
You've made it to the final day of our challenge! Today's exercise is a little more personal.
Do you have something that's personally significant to you? Choose something that has a story attached: perhaps a family heirloom, a special gift, or something that holds a memory.
What little things or simple moments bring you joy and comfort?
For me it's often a cup of hot tea, early mornings, and writing.
Welcome to day 3! 😊
Today is all about color! I'm working on putting together a color study, but for now we're going to choose a color and create!