More than one quarter of the way through this 100 Day Project of creating a face every single day. Here are my thoughts at the moment:
- I have a great desire to stick with one method of creating a try a million variations on that idea, but I don't because I feel like "people might get bored." This is the problem with doing art exercises in public. I know that I shouldn't worry about "what people think" but this project does feel somewhat performative.
- The bullet point above makes me think that perhaps I should do some "just for me" art exercises going forward after this experiment is over.
- On the other hand, I feel like perhaps this is a (forced) opportunity to just get over myself and do what I want and stop worrying about other people and their opinions.
- On the other hand (how many hands do I have?!) I feel like sharing in public has given me a different perspective on some of the things I've created. Images that I've hated and others have liked. Images I've loved and others have not. Sharing is such a gift and a such a burden at the same time.
- I really prefer to work on not-blank substrates. Old projects or scrap paper or ephemera -- all of this junque journaling I do has gotten me used to starting with something rather than a lonely white page.
- I feel a little bit like I'm creating without a goal. What am I trying to get better at? What am I trying to push myself towards? I think it's inevitable that this project will make me better and push me towards things, but I think it will happen faster and with more focus if I go at it with some kind of goal. And yet, here I am more than a quarter of the way through without a goal.
- In May I'm going to be on the road for a significant amount of time. Most of the month. How is that going to change or alter this process? What do I need to be prepared for?
- The process videos are now definitely part of the project, whether I intended them to be or not.
And now, faces 17 - 27:
If you'd like to see the videos of the faces being made, you can see them on instagram.
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