30 Day Art Challenge
Leading up to my first exhibition in May this year, I was feeling quite stuck creatively, so I set myself a challenge to get my creativity flowing again. During April (30 days) I would paint/draw for at least 1/2 hour each day just for fun. I managed 29 days out of 30 – day 29 was spent doing a lot of work to get my exhibition ready. But I consider that an overall success!
In total I produced 167 pieces of art work, working in my sketchbook, on A4, A3 and A2 paper, cardboard, black paper and even kitchen roll at one point. I used a whole range of media including:
- Coloured inks – blown around with straws
- Charcoal, pastels and crayons
- Finger painting – with acrylic paint and watercolours
- Marker, fineline, pro marker, magic colour changing and watercolour pens
- Collage (using bits of my old artwork torn up)
- Watercolour pencils
It has been incredibly fun, and has helped me to make making art work more of a daily habit rather than just something I did when I had time, which I really hope sticks. I have enjoyed having an excuse to really play, to use the messy materials (like charcoal), which I was thinking of giving away because I never used, and to rediscover how fun they are to use. I have started producing much bolder and energetic work, and it has also given me lots of ideas for new projects and ways to make art.
Here are the highlights of my challenge…..