Posts in 365 somethings
More colorful hand-drawn contraptions.

Art is a positive force ☯️ and creating consistently {and for me that’s daily, for years upon years} means that doing art is part of the ebb and flow of the day. It doesn’t feel heavy like a requirement or a guilt-trip but it feels just normal. I feel better and my brain feels more calm especially when literally everything around us is spinning out of control.

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Ink & thread, a perfect match.

“I feel like my life is so scattered right now. Like it's all the small pieces of paper and someone's turned on the fan. But, talking to you makes me feel like the fan's been turned off for a little bit. Like things could actually make sense. You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that so much.”
John Green

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Rainbows, contraptions & negative space

When the goal is huge, the magic happens when you let go of controlling the finished work and focus on the MAKING. You will not get to the finish line without making consistent progress. Focusing on the process, the idea generation, that takes the emotional weight of creating "the perfect outcome" - like that is thrown out of the equation. The goal isn’t 365 perfect somethings! I feel like there needs to be a component of chance + serendipity + accidental intersections.

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Urban Rainbows

In this batch, I continue delving into over-arching [pun intended] rainbows + clouds. One thing about working so intensely in ink is that even with a variety of inks at the starting gate of this project, I started to understand and reach the outer edges of the color collection and since I do not mix colors much, I have been dreaming of expanding my collection - to fill in with some additional greens, pinks, etc. So I did just that, and I'm really digging the new colors. 

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Dashing about

At the beginning there's a dose of creative adrenalin to keep you going. But later, things may begin to lag. What will take you through the entire year, the entire 365 project? It's got to matter to you. You've got to care about your work, let yourself figure things out, let the process unfold and follow the clues, the tides of ideas. Push on through, friends. If you find yourself completely STUCK it's time to change your constraints, open up the rules, take a trajectory north or west. Keep showing up.

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Box of Rain

“Maybe you're tired and broken, 
Your tongue is twisted
With words half spoken
And thoughts unclear
What do you want me to do
To do for you to see you through
A box of rain will ease the pain
And love will see you through”
:::🌈🥀☠️Grateful Dead:::

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