I can't believe it's almost the end of February. Where does the time go? Today -- at long last -- I'm sharing the last few days of the #CarveDecember fun with you -- days 28, 29, 30 & 31.
The prompt on day 28 was "asymmetrical." This was my interpretation:
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And here are some other interpretations of the word, "asymmetrical."
The prompt for day 29 was "hexagon." This is my interpretation:
And here are some other interpretations of the word, "hexagon."
The prompt for day #30 was "leaves." This is my interpretation:
And here are some other interpretations of the word, "leaves."
The prompt for day #31 was "done." This is my interpretation:
And here are some other interpretations of the word, "done."
Some thoughts to wrap up another year of this project:
- December is the worst month to do this in many ways. It's so busy and time just disappears. Plus there's usually travel involved with the holidays. And yet, I firmly maintain that December is the best month to do this project. If you can complete a daily art challenge during the craziness of the holidays, you can do it any time of the year. Plus, it's a great way to head into a new year with lots of new ideas.
- Speaking of daily projects, they only seem insane until you give it a try. I've always said that I don't have time to read, but by trading out my phone for a book, I've already finished reading 7 books this year. If you think you don't have time for a daily art challenge, you might be surprised by where you can find that time!
- I really shocked myself by enjoying the prompts. I didn't enjoy every prompt. But, I definitely carved stamps I wouldn't have carved otherwise. I definitely pushed myself out of my comfort zone more than I would have otherwise. I think I will do that again.
- Doing #PrintInktober was actually a great runway into carving stamps. Logic says that maybe I should have done it the other way around: carve all the stamps and then print them lots of different ways. BUT, printing actually gave me lots of ideas for carving. It turns out to truly be a two-way street in terms of inspiration. Isn't that nice?
- As always, the best part of the project -- and why I have been sharing so much work by other people -- is the other people. The talent in the world is amazing. And I loved seeing people remarking on how they were inspired to carve a particular stamp based on what someone else had done. The internet can be such a great way to connect with other folks and share ideas. I love that!
So, another year in the books. If you have #CarveDecember thoughts, I'd love to hear them!
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