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Two 365 Projects for 2017

I may have taken on too much this year in the way of daily challenges (I hope not!), I have started with two projects which are going to be daily for the whole year.  Look how new and skinny these books look now, I can’t wait to show you a picture of them bulging and messy with paint and pen!

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I am going to be making a daily doodle, pattern, drawing, collage, whatever comes into my head in my daily Moleskine planner/sketchbook.  This is my ‘quick’ daily art.  The pages are quite thin, so I will not be adding too much media but if I decide to go for it, I can just stick some collage onto the following page.  This diary is aiming to be a freeform art project, my playtime if you will. The page may be relevant to the day or not, I may even just write all over some days, let’s see!

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The second daily 365 challenge is to make a painting or drawing a day.  This book is bigger and with nice thick paper.  I am using a Strathmore Mixed Media hard cover sketchbook so that I can use water colours, gouache, inks and all the wet media and the pages will hold up.

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My aim for this book is to make it full of improvement and ideas, painted objects and figures and faces along with patterns and colour.  This is the book I already hesitate to go to because I am intimidated by the idea of spending more time on a page a day.  This in itself is one of the reasons I am doing this and trying to fill this book and more to make the end of the year.  For some reason I am convinced that if I commit more time to a painting or drawing there is more opportunity to mess it up.  This is going to be something I overcome as I commit to these pages.

This is my thoughtful book, my take your time book, my ‘you can do it’ book.

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So far I have used mainly watercolours and I will move onto other things as I go through the months.  I had no intention of writing on these pages but I have added some, so I will let it go where the mood takes me.

Of course I am sure that other challenges will come and go through the year and I will either incorporate them into these books or I will add them into my art challenge collection as and when they appear.

For now I am at day 4 and still going!

Are you doing a challenge?  Monthly?  Daily? Weekly?  I find they are the best way to keep at a skill and improving it. Good luck!

Happy Wednesday x

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