Greetings and salutations.
Listen, this has been a bitch of a year. I don’t need to tell you that, you KNOW. It’s been a bitch.
For the last part of this year I’ve been trying to find a project to keep me motivated. I have a hard time sticking to stuff, if you haven’t noticed. I get easily distrac… SQUIRREL!!
Specifically, I was really craving the dedication of a 365 project (i.e., something daily), but I couldn’t figure out what, exactly, I wanted to do.
So I was driving to a show this past weekend, and I was listening to the Jealous Curator podcast. It’s awesome. Highly recommend. She was talking to Vincent Serritella, who had done a 365 project where he gave away a drawing every day. My inner “love to give away”er was entranced. Enthralled. Amazed. I thought, THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DO!!!
Then I spent a few days thinking about it, dreaming about it, pondering how I could actually make this happen and what I would actually do. I knew I wanted to paint. I knew I wanted to work on lettering. I just didn’t know what THEME I wanted.
Then the election happened. *insert game show “you just lost a million dollars” noise here* I felt this thing pushing me more and more, and I felt my own “be love” mentality pushing its way into it.
So I’m doing it. 365 quotes about love. A painting per day. To give away. On my Facebook page. Every. Damn. Day.
Here’s the first painting. Today’s quote is about love and pain.
SO. Here’s the deal-i-o.
Watch my Facebook page. I might upload at noon, I might upload at 11:30 p.m. Right now it’s 12:42 a.m. on 11/11, and I’m talking about the painting I did earlier in the evening on 11/10. YOU NEVER KNOW. ANYWAY. Watch the page. First person to comment gets it. That’s it!
They’re all going to be watercolor and ink on 4 x 6 watercolor paper, easy to frame. I am keeping high-res scans, so I may do prints or something at a later date. Or maybe they’ll just be lost to the void of my Google Drive. Only time will tell!!
At any rate, I hope these little bits of love from my heart to yours make some sort of difference in your life. Even if they invoke a smile for 3.2 seconds, I’ll take it.