Concluding my month of creating something new every day of January, I am delighted to present the final pieces. (I’ve given myself the last couple of days off, because I can!)
I am not sure how successful this has been really. In many ways, doing this has distracted me from getting on with my other projects. When I have dedicated more time to other things, the result is often an under-worked and unsatisfying creation for that day.
Or maybe this is the important point, to be able to create without concern for the end result? To let go and make. In some instances, I’ve tickled the edges of something I have found quite interesting and might return to with a bigger and more complex project.
Anyway, here they are.
Just enjoying some Pre-Raphaelite art at the moment, here is a quick five minute response.
This is an attempt at a self portrait – an anonymous self portrait. Although you cannot see my face, what does it reveal about me, if anything?
I was intrigued by yesterday’s self portrait project and again tried something a bit different. I caught sight of how wrinkly the skin around my eyes becomes when I smile or crease my face up. I’d never really seen it before quite so starkly, and in some ways this image reveals the shocking realisation of my own ageing process. To me, it borders on, but never quite invades, the realms of the Vaguely Obscene and the Crumpledly Comforting.
With little time today to spare, I made another quick sketch of something a little pre-Raphaelitillian.
Two more two-minute sketches.
Today, my wife treated me to a half hour massage after work, and when I was waiting in the lounge area, I quite liked the lights and shadows.
A found object, a crumpled and heartbroken note, ‘When you say nice things to me it upsets me more’.
This picture was drawn using my 13 month old daughter’s crayons. Her squiggles are far better than mine.
The lonely sea and the sky.
A quick sketch with some pastel pencils.
Glorious sunset over the sea.