For reasons unknown to me, I decided to accept the 30 Day Art Challenge during perhaps my busiest month of the year.
This week I help hang this show and attend the opening. Next week I set up my solo show, and attend two openings for shows that I am in, have my Dad for a visit (squee!), celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving and meet with my little Plush Club. The following week I’ll visit Vancouver for a couple of days, then send my husband off to Beijing. Towards the end of the month I’ll attend this auction. All this and the usual running around with kids, and so on.
So starting today, I will create one piece of art each day for 30 days. I’ve chosen to do dry point etchings, which means I am going to have to unearth my press and a spot to ink plates and soak paper. I’m hoping my husband won’t mind if I do this in the kitchen instead of cooking for the next month (I’ll keep you posted on how that works out).
I went down to my favorite art store on Friday to pick up supplies, namely, styrene plates and Rives BFK paper. I love Dick Blick, the staff are amazing, Larry – the manager, is a great guy, and it is always just a pleasant experience. They didn’t have the Charbonnel inks that I wanted on hand, but I can get them through the catalog. I don’t need them right away, so that is fine.
I’ll be posting each of the prints as I go along. And I’ll be talking a little more about the Challenge and how I’m approaching it. It’s going to be a busy month of art and blogging and I couldn’t be more excited.
Danny Mansmith October 7, 2012
nice to see your sewn works and that your doing the art challenge too,
will be my first time since i’m new to Seattle thought i’d say hello through the challenge,
sendin smiles !