The Daily Canvas (365) Project: Beginnings

In April, 2014, I found myself a little stuck artistically.  I didn't have any upcoming shows to inspire me, and I wasn't really sure what direction I was going.  All I knew was that I needed to be doing something creative and I needed something that would keep me challenged and entertained. Idle hands, you know. I felt a surge of drive but absolutely no idea where to focus it.  

I had been following a poet on one of my social medias and found myself kinda sucked into his daily poems.  I looked forward to them every day.  I liked the mystery of whether or not they would totally apply to me or clearly be about someone else.  I liked the routine of knowing I could count on the poem, whatever it was.  Thinking more about it I realized that it was maybe exactly the kind of challenge I was looking for.  I had always harped on myself about my lack of discipline and how I wanted to follow through on more of my wild ideas.  I mean, people stop listening if you never actually do the things you say you're going to do. 

Not knowing at first what the full scope of the project would be, I simply set out to see how many days in a row I could keep it up.  Start and finish a piece of art by midnight every night. How many days in a row could I complete a piece?   How long would it take me to get bored?  Would I get bored?  Will I run out of ideas??!!  Do I even have enough art in me??  How much art do I have in me??  How hard can it be??  Well, shit.  The truth is,  I don't have anything better to do than to find out. The seed planted and, without really thinking any more about it, I began.  Got myself some fresh 6"x12" canvases, a few new pens (i was drawing a lot with acrylic pens back then) and got started.......(to be continued)