Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Daily art thoughts
I decided I should be more organized in documenting and displaying my daily art. While you can click on "daily art" and read all of my posts on this blog, they're kind of disorganized and you might have to look through posts on several different projects to follow just one. So I'm getting my house in order.
I've started a new blog, Kathy's Daily Art, solely to show my daily art projects, current and past. The three years of photos are there in full (I hope I can remember to cross-post new photos to both blogs). And I plan to take complete photos of my other projects as soon as possible.
Unfortunately my seven years of daily postcards are unavailable. For six years, I sent a postcard to my mother every day, and after she died I got them all back, but still haven't been able to summon up the grit to go through them, let alone organize and photograph them. And the year after she died, when I sent daily postcards to all her closest relatives, I didn't keep good track of them. It would probably be too much to expect that all eleven recipients faithfully kept all their cards and could let me document them.
But I'll be posting pictures of my daily art quilt (2001), my weekly bundles and packages (2011), and my daily hand-stitching (2012). And I'll keep posting the photos to this blog, as well as updates on my non-photo projects.
Somehow this feels especially right. I love daily art because of its structure and discipline, and I realize that it's even better when you can record and present everything you have done. So please check out my new blog at your leisure.
And a reminder -- it's getting toward the end of the year! That means it's not too soon to start thinking about whether you might like to do a daily or weekly art project yourself in 2013. Some years I have come up with my daily art idea on the morning of January 1; others I have thought about it in advance and maybe even done a few dry runs in advance. One year it took all of one day of dry run to realize that my idea was unworkable, but I'm glad that happened in December instead of on New Year's Day. If you're intrigued by daily art, maybe you'd like to try a month of it and see whether you like it. October and November would be really good times for that experiment, if I might be so bold as to make a suggestion.