ArtProject2010

Marianne Bland in Sacramento, California shared a yearlong project she finished last year called ArtProject2010. She says, "I imposed upon myself to make a piece of art from start to finish every day and post it on my blog: ArtProject2010.info for a year. Artwork included drawings, paintings, poetry, photos, linocuts, jewelry, fabric art, sculpture and mixed media work."...





Why did you decide to do this project? I did this project because I wanted to define my aesthetic, force myself to find inspiration from new & unforeseen sources and become a more productive maker of artwork.





How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? As a result, I have definitely grown as an artist, but also as a person- I discovered that daily artmaking is really a therapeutic process that helps me get through tough times. I also learned more about the type of art I want to make going forward, and discovered that I CAN make art even if I don't "feel like it" that day. :)



See all of Marianne's art HERE.

5 comments:

EITAKdesign said...

Beautiful work, Marianne...on your 365 project as well as your website and mural galleries. I feel the same way you do about art, art-making and living/making a living as an artist. Keep up the inspiring, great work!

daydreamer said...

this project was such an inspiration to me! and you sure did grow as an artist.

Tamara said...

I love Marianne's commitment, and her kindness and support of fellow artists. And boy oh boy, can that woman paint and create some damned fine stuff!

The Daily Dave said...

Great project! I love the awesome artwork!

artproject2010 said...

Awwwww, you guys/gals! Thank you for the kind remarks. I'm about to start looking seriously for the long-maligned "day job" so your words will warm the cranky cockles of my heart as I drudge away at some desk someday soon. :) And thank you Noah for your awesome blog bringing light to this great idea and letting us all share in the greatness of our fellow creatives out there! Yay! -Marianne Bland