At the beginning of any big project or challenge there's a dose of creative adrenalin to keep you going. The question you can ask yourself is... What will take you through your entire project? What will help you stay focused? 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. But keep showing up.
You are your own muse
365 inked Abstracts #100-107
3x3" ink on watercolor paper; top four #100-103, next four #104-107
The wild vertical line reappears for a bit... plus upside down clouds juggling drips of ink 🍡🔥🎐〽️🤹🏼♀️💦🌩✨
the left is #105, "dashing about" and the right is #106, "cloud tunnel"
Tangents are OK. What's a tangent? Think of it as a course redirection, but not a course correction. It is not like there is a WAY that you need to go, something that you have to work toward, but rather think of it as working on your interestingness factor. Some sort of intangible that only YOU will recognize. Visualize taking a tangent -- maybe like making a new Spotify Playlist with all of the songs from a previous list -- but in a different order and with some songs deleted and some Rolling Stones added to the mix. So it's KIND OF similar. But it's not. Or maybe it's the exact same Playlist as yesterday but with a few new tunes added to the mix. It feels different, right?
I think this is the only way I could do a 365. Forcing myself to do a specific type of art is not possible for me. Too much of the process depends on just playing and I cannot force play. I mean.. I do art every day... but having to do work on the same project every day is another story. I like this setup and having the flexibility to work in different mediums on different days, but also the ability to spread out this project unevenly throughout the year.
I'm really happy with these delightful rainbows! So often I feel like my abstracts are TOO abstract but these feel different.