AEDM month is over; now what?

Art Every Day Month was a blast. On one hand it seems like it flew by; on the other I feel like art has been a daily habit forever. I am so grateful for Leah and all the other creative folks I have gotten to know through this challenge. I have been so inspired by your work and by the sense of community that AEDM created. The kind, encouraging words you have left as comments on my work have overwhelmed me and made me smile again and again. Thank you. I look forward to continuing to follow your blogs well beyond the end of AEDM.

Over the course of AEDM I have finished at least 7 paintings and have 4 or 5 more in progress. I’ve filled about half of a sketchbook, a sketchbook I’ve had since 2004, which is now 2 pages away from being completely full. I’ve played around with collage, pen & ink, pastels, charcoal, magic markers, and more. Plus I managed to post on this blog 32 times, which pretty much doubled the number of posts here.

So what now? I’m going to continue with this habit of creating every day. I’d like to finish up my works-in-progress by the end of the year, and start and finish a couple more. In addition, I’d like to keep experimenting with new subjects, materials, and techniques (for example, today I played around with image transfer for the first time – the partial result of which is pictured above). I won’t necessarily post about my activities every day, but I’m going to aim to check in at least every other day to keep myself accountable.

I also think I’ll spend December working through The Vein of Gold, the sequel to The Artist’s Way which I started on quite a while ago, and then abandoned after the first chapter. Has anyone else completed this book?

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6 Responses to “AEDM month is over; now what?”

  1. i like the result very very much (very very much). this is a “real winner” here and i think you should get this ready to send into juried exhibitions asap. check out those links to find something that might interest you – esp the ,,,,

  2. ps – am going to post some interesting things to play with that involve using an inkjet printer,sewing and transfers to unusual surfaces….will do so later today….

  3. Steve Emery says:

    Jul – I’ve been unable to comment on my home computer for some reason. Today I’m on the work laptop – travelling on duty…

    I like the way the Tuscany painting is going – I tried to comment several times on how much I like the composition in this one, and the unusual subject, which, it seems to me, is the space between everything, and the light shining through that space, and the view you see through that space. Not a typical painting of Tuscany, but maybe more accurately about that place (and its light) than many others.

  4. Jul says:

    Deborah – I appreciate your support, really I do, but I’m thinking I’d be laughed out of town if I submitted a ripped, warped page of my sketchbook to juried shows. :)

  5. ah, maybe – depends on how well you have it matted and framed! ;)
    hope the next time is on heavier wt. paper!

  6. Jul says:

    I need to buy some better paper, it’s true.

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