When I began this project (a month ago today) I had no idea how long I’d stick with it. Or how easy/difficult, much fun/much of a slog, it would become.
Or for what reason I wanted to do it.
But I did want to.
So I began.
A Page A Day, the project.
- New A3 sketchbook
- All my paints, pens, inks, dyes, brushes, forks and sticks… if it makes a mark, it can join the game
- This blog. To record and evaluate, to review and assess, keep track in a different medium of unfolding development. Regularly (I thought maybe daily, yeh…)
- A spare 1/2 hour or so each day to fill that day’s page
That’s it, no rules.
Just one page at a time. One day at a time
(With maybe a little to-ing and fro-ing in between, but with the majority of today’s page being created today.)
Day 1: 16 March 2012. A Friday.
Home from work with the whole evening set aside to arty things, with the possibility to spill out over the weekend.
And wow did it spill! Everyday is painted, collaged, drawn on, doodled on, written on; dripped, splished and splatted on.
(I’ve posted previous pages if you’re interested here, here, here. And here n here!)
There are days that I’m more pleased with the result than others, but isn’t that a metaphor! If I find something really wanting on a page I’ll go back and add it. Using my sketchbook as a work surface (no drips of color go to waste in my world!) means some ‘new’ pages will begin with splishes and spills of color. S’okay.
Today ‘s page looks a lot like a page with inky paper towels stuck to it.
That’s cool. Cos I’m not so interested in what the page as a whole looks like.
These are the bits I like.
The miniature landscapes,
The inter-mingling of inks and dyes,
The light and the shade cast by wrinkles and dimples.
15 thoughts on “the what and the why of ‘a page a day’”
I would love to invite you to be a guest post at art rat – part of my Text in Art – 100 series. Two or three works that incorporate text and a brief description would be brilliant. Do you accept? and if so, do you know how we go about processing this?
Ooh, that sounds like fun! Maybe I can email to you?
Yes, please do…
sorry not to get back to you on this yet – I’ll sort some pics and words together in the week & mail you. Hope you’re well 🙂
No worries mi amigo – take your time – look forward to hearing from you…
What a fantastic idea! I haven’t painted in a few years and would love to do this.i think though I will try it with writing since it is my first love. Gorgeous artwork. I can’t wait to see what else you create!
thanks so! Your post on Time really resonates with this project, I like your writing style a lot 🙂
I’m so glad. Your project is so inspiring. Thank you for the compliment!
I love this project! Keep it up!
Ooh thanks!! And I certainly will – gonna post some more today 🙂
This is a great great project and you are right, sometimes, the details are what makes a page worth it, no matter how it looks as a whole!