Monday, January 8, 2018

365 Day Art Challenge: Week 1


I saw this project on my friend Cindy's blog.  Cindy referenced a post by Hanna at i Hanna.  Hanna says we don't need to create art every day for this project, but can do several at a time.  So for the first week, I decided to cut all the pages to size I would need for this project.
 I was inspired by Cindy's daily hearts. Originally, I considered also doing hearts, which I’m sure will creep into my daily art, anyway. But after seeing Hanna's collages, I want to try making them, too. It will definitely reduce the amount of collage fodder I seem to have collected over the years and I’ll be able to make art in the process.

I will post every Monday morning for the previous week.  All of my collages are 4" X 4" (10,16 cm X 10,16 cm).

Past Tense
It's been too cold to stay in the rest of the house, so the two cats and I have been camping out in the office.  I decided to start with what I had close at hand by creating this journey into the past.  Hopefully in a few days I'll be able to find more collage fodder.  Right now, you can see how I feel about this weather.

Winter Blues
I'm so blue
Once in a blue moon
The heart of winter
Waiting for spring
Dreaming of summer
Thanks for joining me today.  If you are playing in Hanna's 365 Something project, please let me know and I will be by to see what you are making.  Please let me know if you like any of these.  As always, I am very grateful for your continued support of my art.  However, you don't have to tell me, I just noticed I really need to clean my scanner!


18 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

that's quite a challenge you have set yourself! I know I am doing the FB journal challenge but that doesn't involve a finished piece a day.... good luck! (and in reply to your comment, I won't not be buying new stuff this year, just want to use up some of the old stuff too!)

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun with the new challenge, and I hope it won't be too much stress getting something done every day. Collage is always good for using up scraps.
Have a good start in the new week, hugs, Valerie

Özge Başağaç said...

Hi Elizabeth. I saw Hanna's and Tammy's posts (Daisy Yellow blog) on the subject.It is very inspiring to commit to daily art practice. Your first batch looks great. Happy creating.

Sami said...

I like the Heart of winter and Waiting for spring collages.
Hopefully it will warm up on your side of the world Elizabeth, no fun having to be cooped up indoors.

CJ Kennedy said...

That's an ambitious project. My favorites Once in a Blue Moon and Dreaming of Summer. We're having a temperature warm up this week. Hope it's warming up where you are.

Jeanie said...

What a fun challenge this year. I'll be eager to see what kinds of very cool things you come up with!

SLScheibe said...

I really like your abstract blue collages. I just love minimal and abstract art and these are lovely with the different shades. I like the 1967 collage too! That album is one of my faves. Congrats on being creative every day. That's fabulous... and a lot of fun too no doubt. :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is a BIG challenge - but I think nice to handle! Your collages are superb--- and I bet you will use them later on Altered Book Pages as well.... we will see!
Have fun my friend! I am looking forward to your art collages and projects every Monday ----GREAT!

Happy start of the week, I am so late today - still so busy here, but that's life !
WONDERFUl and busy!

oxo Susi

Sandra Cox said...

Hope it starts to warm up in your area soon, dear Elizabeth.
Great collages. I especially love the deep red in Waiting for Spring.
Stay warm.

Nancy said...

Nice start to this project! I will go to the link and looking into it. Collage fodder- I bet there is no shortage of that. I know there isn't in my sewing and craft room.

kathyinozarks said...

this sounds like fun Elizabeth and I am loving your winter blues

sheila 77 said...

Hello Elizabeth, Bleubeard and Squiggles. I hope your office is warmer than here.
Collages - oh yes, I too have been playing at making collages, it must be in the air. Every day collages - that sounds a good idea to produce a lot of interesting work. What do I like best here? - "I'm so blue" and "Waiting for Spring".
Happy New Year to all three of you.

Meggymay said...

Your collages look wonderful, you have set yourself quite a challenge. I think we may be seeing these on your art journal pages sometime in the future. Have fun and enjoy creating.
Yvonne xx

Incipient Wings said...

ooh, I really like these! my favorite one is 'Waiting for Spring'. Love how you can make so many at once!
What a great challenge.
Sorry it's so chilly for you and your kitty babies..
We are having a bit of cooler weather coming in tomorrow..some rain maybe, we'll see.
hugs!

Birgit said...

I love the various blues and your styling with the mini houses that are punched out. The winter snowflake in the heart is inventive. Let’s see what else will be created...can’t wait.

Cindy McMath said...

Well I like them all! I”m really glad you are playing along and that you enjoyed the first week - maybe it took your mind off the cold a little bit, but maybe not as most of the names of these collages seem to revolve around the weather! My two favourites are I’m so blue - I really like the variety of shapes and tones in this piece, and those little house shapes - and “Dreaming of Summer” - the colours and arrangement of the patterns really caught my eye. It’s been a great first week!

craftytrog said...

Great collages! Glad to see someone else doing the challenge. I'll be doing mine weekly. It's going to be a fun challenge.
Alison xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I DID miss this so pleased you mentioned it today! Looks as though you will have fun! Hugs, Chrisx