Art Every Day Month: November 11

Green Blue Landscape, originally uploaded by Leah Virsik.

I’m a very lucky girl. Tom left the sweetest drawing for me this morning. He mostly draws pigs and drew me if I were a pig thinking about my art. He drew me wearing a hat today, my red button necklace and my piercing above my lip. I get the most support from this wonderful man and am really grateful. I unfortunately left his drawing at work but will scan it in to share.

I ran across Wendy Richmond’s article entitled “Blogging with a Different Perspective”. I love her writing and am really enjoying her book Art Without Compromise. You can read the intro here. In her blogging article she talks about her blog “supporting the development of a body of work”. This makes a lot of sense to me. I started blogging in order to document my work, to watch it grow and be a witness to my voice. I began through the inspiration of an article written by Kelly Rae Roberts. She talked about how over time she got to see the development of her voice. When I’m in the middle of it, it can be difficult to see my growth.

I notice as I’m participating in the Art Every Day Month Challenge that I’m creating my own “rules”. I need to blog every day, I need to post something creative I’m working on. It can be in process. It doesn’t matter how much time I’m spending on art but it seems that when I blog about it, I’m addressing it, I’m showing up. The excitement of planning what I’m going to write about keeps me going. I keep staying up too late unfortunately.

8 Replies to “Art Every Day Month: November 11”

  1. I have found in the last 1-1/2 years that my confidence in writing has improved from blogging both in posting my thoughts and in leaving comments for others. Blogging daily really keeps me creatively engaged. What a great feeling, isn’t it? Keep up your daily routine!

    Love your piece – the colors, textures, and layout.

  2. Kathryn, thanks so much for writing. It’s great to hear about your increased confidence from blogging. Yes, it’s a great feeling and thanks for your support.

    Julie, thank you.

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