Sunday, February 13, 2011
Feb. 13,2011 goofing off
Do you keep a day planner? A schedule, a reminder book? Well I try but even when I add everyone's birthdays I forget after awhile that the little dayplanner is in the bottom of my bag or left on the kitchen table, or lost forever!
I went to the bank one day..had to go inside for a transaction, I picked up a free calendar for my studio, which I admit I rarely look at since I quit entering shows for a year. But there was a pile of those little fake leather black day planners..just the right size to fall to the bottom of my art bag and get fished out in 8 months..oops!
But I cannot resist a little book with any blank spaces..so I grabbed one.
When I returned home I looked at it..ready to fill it with the important dates in my life..whatever they are..I have birthdays memorized so I don't need it for that, I am on a self imposed sabbatical from entering art shows, so I don't need it for that. I don't have a job yet so no schedule.
Eureka!!! I decided to draw tiny pictures in the day blanks so at the end of the year it looks like a weird piece of art.
I started of course with January. If you look at each square..you can see a tiny drawing, some have meaning for the day..but looking at it as a whole is kind of fun. I forget sometimes but because it is fun..I get the squares filled in a few minutes and feel like I had..well...fun. The other day I gessoed the cover and the inside pages ( dates to remember, ruler, address and phone numbers). I painted the cover in acrylics and had..you guessed it ..fun.
I haven't decided what to do on the gessoed pages..possibly tissue paper collage and ink. The hare on the cover is from a drawing my oldest son made in grade school..too cute. I used him in the other patchwork art I posted the other day. I like to "steal" children's drawings and use them in my fun arty times.
So now I know what to do do with my day planner. Have a wonderful and fun day!