Continuing my way through this 100 Day Project of creating a face every single day in about 15 minutes. Here are my thoughts at the moment -- almost half way through:
- I have pretty much committed to creating my face first thing every morning. This commitment ensures that it's off my to do list right away and doesn't loom over me throughout the day. Even though this is a fun project, committing to an every day project requires discipline.
- I'm loving the faces more and more as I go on with this project. I think it's because I'm being forced to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. That alone makes this project super duper worth it to me.
- In fact, being on the road with limited supplies has forced me to confront my own fears around drawing. And you know, it's like any skill. The more you practice, the better you get. I'm feeling more and more confident every single day.
- My brother recently asked me if I was planning to continue creating these 15 minute faces past the end of the project. I had always assumed that I would stop. He asked why? My answer: my ability to commit to an every day project is dependent on the notion that it has an end date. It's overwhelming to me to think that I would have to do something every single day for the rest of my life. And yet, I believe that I will roll parts of this project into my daily art making.
- And so now we come to my confession: ugh. I have not opened my art journal since beginning this project. GASP. That's right. The time and energy I usually devote to my art journal each day has been spent on this project. I don't think I'm capable of maintaining more than one daily project at a time.
- Therefore, I suspect that I will take these face techniques and ideas and roll them into my daily art journal practice.
- I've decided not to flagellate myself about not working in my art journal. What's the point? I'll get back to it when I have some more time. I never want my art journal to become another obligation. It has always been a source of joy. I don't want it to become a burden.
And now, without further ado, here are the faces:
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