100 Days of Art Parts

As you know, I love Art Parts. They make the process of mixed media collage faster, more enjoyable, and easier. Imagine cooking a gourmet meal with all your ingredients prepped and ready to go. That's exactly what Art Parts is for my artwork. I like to have my backgrounds already painted, my embellishments done, and my collage papers ready to use. It's like having my own personal sous chef in the kitchen, cutting up all the ingredients for me. In this video I show you how I use Art Parts in my creative process. Three takeaways for you: Incorporate Art... Read more →

100 Days of Art Parts: Days 21-41

My 2023 100 Day Project topic is 100 Days of Art Parts. I haven't been publicly posting every day. And I only count it as a day if I've posted my work online. So I'm a bit behind where I ought to be, but I've made my peace with it. After all, the point of The 100 Day Project is to challenge yourself, develop your expertise, explore a new area, etc. It's not "keep on track." Here's what I've been up to: If you're doing a 100 Day Project, I hope it's going well and you're enjoying it and learning... Read more →

100 Days of Art Parts: Days 12-20

I'll admit it: I haven't quite been keeping up with the 100 Day Project. I just wrapped up day 22 and most of the world is on day 47 or 48. As I always tell my students, it's not a competition. You're not competing with anyone, you're simply trying to get what you need out of the project. When I started this project, I was hoping that it would mean I would spend a little bit of time each day focused on making work just for me -- meaning: not for a class or a deadline or a client. But,... Read more →

100 Days of Art Parts: Days 1-11

This year, for my 100 Day Project, I have chosen to work on my stash of Art Parts. (If you're not familiar with the 100 Day Project, it's a simple challenge: commit to creating something for 100 days, and see where it takes you.) I chose Art Parts and stated my case as to why in this short video: And now, here's days 1-11: The biggest takeaway I have from the first eleven days is: I have already embraced the Art Parts methodology and doing this 100 Day Project pretty much just involves photographing or videotaping myself doing it. It's... Read more →