March’s theme was photography. No specific topic, just photography.
I had spent all of February with a specific goal: draw a fish everyday. I wanted for March something different, maybe looser. I chose, simply, take a picture of something everyday.
In retrospect, that may not have been a great idea. I found, as you can see, doing lots of photos at the bar, or on my walk to somewhere else. Most of my day is spent in two places: work and home. Those two places don’t have the same offerings for photography that a more wandering lifestyle would lend itself too.
Naturally I’ll be traveling later, but that is to be expected. I’ll post pictures of those places too.
There were some posed shots with a friend’s purse, as well as side shots of glasses, full and empty. This one of the month is perhaps my favorite.
In the end, i suspect I was taking the ART part of this project a bit too seriously. A picture, of anything really, is still art. Still I enjoyed March, and find myself ready for April.
For which, I have big plans…
April is National Poetry Month.
I’ve been excited about April. Previous years i’ve tried something like a poetic NaNoWriMo where I would write a poem each day. Naturally I’ve had various levels of success with it. This year I’ve decided to do the same as part of not only National Poetry Month, but my on going art 365 project. I’m posting this early because so that if anyone else wants to join in, they can.
So what is the plan?
Every day I am going to write a poem.
I am going to use only one page from my notebook for each day
While I may not edit, there will be a ‘finished’ version
I’ll be posting the ‘finished version’ as I go
Now, when i am done, I plan to collect all of the pages I did, scan them in and put together a collection (called April, or something that creative) that has the rough pages, the April version and, if needed, a later edited version
Sound like fun? Sound crazy? probably a bit of both. Want to join? (You know you want to watch…)
Update: find the poems here
It was going to happen, we all knew that. But it did. Not once, either, but a few times a day passed in February where there was no art from me. In the end there were 28 entries in February’s roster, but there was a bit of catching up near the end. And that is OK, the point is to do this, to enjoy doing this, as a personal growth and exploration type of project. This is not work or homework. I do not plan on letting it become that.
January was free form. All I had to do was something, and it was all over the place. One of the things about free form is you have to think about what you want to make and then you can think about how you will make it.
For February I decided to be a bit more constrained. I chose a theme: Fish. I chose a medium: drawing. So there are 28 fish in my Flickr gallery now, one for each day. Was it better? In ways. I’ll admit I did start thinking of other things, but I had started, so I would finish. The fish were fun, and a crowd favorite came out (thanks to a tweet from Qweequeg): coffee shark. Here he is sleeping.
Don’t worry, there will be more coffee shark even as we move into March. Maybe a sitcom with Happy Dolphin?
There were two other things in February. I started posting some Dr Who I had been writing. Some escape, some practice, lots of sonic screwdriver, and more to come too. (Once i figure out the optimal posting time and length…) The second was a music review post. I’m going to try this for a bit and see how it goes.
Now I’m off, I have a few hours to figure out what I am doing for the third month of this year. I do have a plan for April already… which may kill me, but I am already excited about it.
And I remain excited about 365.
As always, follow the 365 project here