A Something, An Anything for 30 Days
I have long been inspired by arty bloggers out there who TAKE TO THE PAGE and challenge themselves a daily piece of art work. I’ve felt a bit stymied lately (a.k.a. unable to get over my LAZY ASS), and so I have decide to PROPOSE TO MYSELF A DAILY CHALLENGE! Do A SOMETHING, AN ANYTHING for 30 days straight.
In the Lynda Barry class I took last month, I learned to use what she calls “images”–single words that evoke a list of memories. For example, if you picked the word “CAR” you would make a list of ten cars of your life. Usually, if you pick one item from your list of ten, and you start asking yourself questions like, “are you inside or outside of the car?” or “Is it day or night out?” despite what you may first think, you have a very definitive memory around this IMAGE of the car. It’s kind of magical and fun.
I’ve been liking the sort of one page fliers that I do here occasionally. They are done on 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, with a delicious felt tip pen. They are quick and fun and I can usually find time in my day to do them. So I thought about Lynda Barry’s images and decided to try to do a flier a day, based on the image word that I picked off a stack of cards I’ve made.
Yesterday I picked the word “Babysitters” and quickly assembled what you see here. We’ll see how it goes, but I NEED A CHALLENGE badly. I feel lazy and stuck in that laziness. I need a little trickery to keep myslef going, to keep that slothful feeling of I AM BORED from getting TOO COMFORTABLE in my senses. You know what I’m sayn’?
My scanner situation is a little tricky, but I’m hoping for the next 30 days to post the SOMETHING ANYTHING every day.
wish me luck!