Drawing a Day : a year long project 2017
In 2017, I made a drawing a day. It was a commitment to allow time each day— to do what I love, draw. What I didn't expect was how much residence the project would take up. This project was on/in my mind/heart —all day long. Some nights I was tired and didn't wanna draw (but I did), after about six months I found I was starting the drawings at night and would complete them in the morning. Ultimately, I am grateful for the time I gave myself to reflect on my day. It was a soothing balm for my heart and my mind.
What inspired each day? Life. The metaphor of Landscape inspired each drawing— the outer Landscape, Nature (The Web of Life), and Inner Landscape of my heart and head (Emotions).
Reflecting on this completed project, it was a visual journal of my year, yes, but it is also a journal of the human experience.
Looking at a year's worth drawings can be a bit overwhelming. It is a lot to take in. Individually each drawing has its own personality and energy. Together the synergy of the whole year is remarkable.
You can see all of the Drawings a Day on my portfolio page
below is the first drawing, Jan 1, 2017 and the last, December 31st, 2017