This piece was so much fun to make! I have worked on it for some time now, and finally think the right combination is complete. The face (mine) was just glasses and lips, then after talking to folks, and staring at this for a really long time, I decided to try and define the side of my face a bit more. Well, that really did it, the viewers eye is more able to 'connect the dots' on the shape and direction of the face.
I was fortunate enough to meet Noah at school last year when he put on a workshop for graphic design students and anyone else who was interested. He was funny, energetic, and patient with a room full of students and a professor that told maybe one too many stories.
Before the workshop, two professors and I had lunch with Noah. We discussed the art program at school, changes that were being implemented, and how we could foster a responsible, active, and creative community in the school. We discussed ideas, creativity, imagination, and sheer work. Noah mentioned he was working on a book that addressed daily creativity, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life!
Now I haven't read or worked along with the book yet, but only because its not available yet. But the conversation and ideas surrounding it inspired me in a way I hadn't experienced up until then.
So, Noah, thanks for inspiring me to Make Art Every Day and change MY life!
This was a much larger piece, not huge, but imaginge a whole piece of paper, then I realized it was ugly, so I chopped it up. There are still some pesky lines left over from before the chopping began, I need to work on tomorrow. Right now I am shot. We'll call this a WIP!
Today two of my sisters surprised me by meeting me for lunch, along with my two nieces. We talked, played on the playground, colored with crayons, made faces and lots of great memories.
Do you know anyone that makes Art Every Day? It doesn't have to be literally EVERY day, but that creative someone you know. A painter, a sculptor, a mixed media collage artist, a knitter, a photographer, a chef! Send them over and have them Link-up their creativity!