Several years back, I challenged myself to paint or draw 100 landscapes over a summer. I set no rules on this-they could be imaginary or real, detailed or generalized, sketched or painted-I just had to complete them by the time summer ended. I can’t remember how many I made, but I did not make it to 100. However, I still loved the process of the project, which I believe is the most important part, and I also had a lot of new art to show for it at the end.
When I told all of you that I was looking for a challenge for the month of June to get me out of an energy (or lack thereof) rut, I got several great suggestions from readers, friends, and my husband. However, what finally settled in my brain was to resurrect this idea from my landscapes project in a new way. (Ann, I might do many of these in watercolor!)
So I am going to paint or draw a face a day with the same rule as before: that I won’t put limitations on my creativity. I can paint, draw, collage or do printmaking. I can do portraits of people I know, or make a face up from my imagination. I can spend ten minutes on it, or over an hour. As long as I make one face every day. June has 30 days, and yesterday got away from me, so today I will have to make two to make up for it, but after this no skipping! I’ll share progress with you every once in a while.
Wish me luck!
Here are a few other people who have had this same idea (or similar ones) if you want to check them out:
T. Matthews Fine Art
2011 A Face A Day (Dan Lesage)
Cargo Collective-A Face A Day
The 100 Faces Project (Leah Lucci)