Friday, 30 August 2013

100 Days - Day 85, 15 days to go!

As I come to the end of the 100 Days project I'm thinking about what I have gained from the experience and what I might do if I was to do it again. I'm already planning a few shorter projects to do on my own because it's a great way to get things happening and to achieve a particular task.

So, as the project draws to an end - only 15 days to go - here are my thoughts on an insight I have gained from participating in this project:

One of the reasons I wanted to be disciplined to draw everyday is because, having returned to my arts practice after a long break, I have wanted to get back to doing some illustration work and I wanted to develop my own style and polish my skills. I haven't drawn much at all for a long time so I was feeling very rusty and doubtful.  Very early on in the project however, when I had completed perhaps 2 or 3 pages, I shared my book with others at an artists' network meeting and the feedback I received made me realise that I did, in fact, already have a "style" to my work. It also made me appreciate and accept (at long last) that no matter how I might try or think otherwise, I still have an intense attention to detail. It's how I work, it's what I do. I suddenly realised "why fight it? Just accept it and make the most of it."

So, my insight was of acceptance of my way of working.

You can view my earlier post on this project HERE.

A number of us will be exhibiting our projects down at Britomart in Auckland City on Day 100, September 14th 6 -10pm. It will also be open for viewing on Sunday 15th until 4pm.

In the meantime here are a few of my highlights since Day 50.


Day 51

Day 57

Day 59

Day 69

Day 72

Day 74

Day 80

Day 81

Day 84



4 comments:

  1. I love your drawings - you have a great and unique style. What is your medium?

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  2. Thanks so much Di,
    These drawings are all done with a simple fine ball point pen. The same pen lasted me right through to Day 99 when it finally died and so I drew the pen on that day.

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    1. Hi again Toni, just wanted you to know that I did get to see the exhibition last Sunday and your work looked even better there. What an amazing space filled with so much creativity. I spent 3 hours poring over it all and chatting with some of the contributors. I missed the registration deadline by 10 minutes so I did this year's 100 Days on my own but I will definitely not be missing out next year! I can't believe your drawings are done with just a ballpoint. Good on you.

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  3. Thank you Di.
    Yes, it was a wonderful experience to take part and I really recommend doing it, especially if there is some area of your personal creativity that you want to explore and push through boundaries on. And, sharing it publicly means you feel perhaps more obligated and therefore less likely to quit. Personally I think the best projects were the ones that showed a personal growth or journey rather than the ones of a more commercial nature. Thanks for your lovely words of support!

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