Tara Raymo in Florida is making the appropriately named Sun A Day...
Why did you decide to do this project? I got inspired to do a Sun A Day everyday for a year, by the Skull A Day Project and The Make Something 365 Journal. My goal with this project is to push myself creatively and I am such a procrastinator that I want to push my way through and say I finished something. In school I had always taken art classes, and really enjoyed it. I was then introduced to the computer and learning page layout my junior year of high school. Once I learned the computer side of things I put the making art by hand to the side. I think I let life take over and got complacent and let go of my art side. I am now a graphic artist at a small children's nonfiction book publisher and I love what I do. I started feeling like I was struggling creatively and I needed to push myself. So I started taking some drawing classes. Then I saw the Skull A Day project and bought the Make Something 365 Journal and decided to do my own project. At first I would have loved to have done Skulls, as I have skulls all over my house, but I looked around and I have just as many Suns! So that is how I started this project.
How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? Well I have just passed the halfway point of this project and I feel wonderful. I have to admit that there are some days I am just tired and don't want to do anything, but I have pushed myself through those tough days. On those days sometimes I feel like I just put something together to say I made a Sun. When I am done I don't always like the outcome at that moment. I then will go back through and look at all the images and those Suns I didn't like to begin with, and I really like them now. I feel like my confidence is growing as an artist. I also feel like I am finding an inner peace, like something was always missing, that I should have been doing art all those years I put it aside. I have also noticed that at work I am not struggling for ideas as much. I actually have ideas for a new project for next year, most likely not a daily project, but looking into doing a weekly project. Thank you Noah so much for all the inspiration!
See all of Tara's Suns HERE.