Thursday, September 20, 2012

365 Merit Badge: 365 Anthony Anderson

Tony Anderson earned one of my few remaining 365 Merit Badges for creating this video about his project Here There Be Monsters...


If you want one too, don't wait to share your own video. The details are HERE.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cube Chandelier

Malissa D. Subhaw in Middletown, New York is adding daily to her Cube Chandelier...



Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to do this project because I wanted to create tiny things with great presence.



How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I've just begun my project so I am still in the honeymoon stage, however at this juncture my excitement and imagination are both running miles a minute.




See all of Malissa's cubes HERE.

Friday, September 14, 2012

365 Merit Badge: Here There Be Monsters

Lisa Glomb earned one of my few remaining 365 Merit Badges for creating this video about her Here There Be Monsters project...


If you want one too, don't wait to share your own video. The details are HERE.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

365 ANTHONY ANDERSON

Anthony Anderson in San Francisco, California is using the prompts in my book to create 365 Anthony Anderson...



Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to do this project as the book was a Christmas gift from another artist friend who wanted to go on the journey with someone else, and here i am! The project takes the 365 but I don't focus on one theme overall, I tend to let the day's instruction guide the moment. I always tell friends, I never know what I will product until its done. :)



How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? Doing a daily project has affected my life in that it has forced me to really look around at the items that surround me and be open to all kinds of objects to achieve new and interesting results.  Great tool in the end is to create with what you have!


See all of Anothony's projects HERE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Project Daily

Trevor Van As in Melbourne, Australia is creating character illustrations in Project Daily for over a year and a half with "no end in sight"...



Why did you decide to do this project? I've always tried to create something new everyday but it had always been a challenge so I decided that if I set up a blog and people were looking at it it would force me to create something everyday. It also allows me to practice different styles and experiment with different ideas.




How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? Project Daily has allowed me use my imagination more. One time I took a photo of an odd shaped toilet roll dispenser as I wanted to use it as reference for a characters head. While that character has never seen the light of day it has got me thinking in creative new ways. Some of the characters have been quite strange due to this new creative thinking.



See all of Trevor's characters HERE.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Daily Moustache

Ali in Portland, Oregon is creating a Daily Moustache...


Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to do this project for a few reasons. First of all, I was faced with unemployment, and needed some structure and levity. I thought that making something every day would help me with that. Also, I wanted to learn new design skills such as vector drawing, product photograpy, and laser cutting and I thought this would be a good opportunity to practice those skills.

Why moustaches? Moustaches aren’t too serious, and I was in serious need of a laugh at least once a day. Also, I noticed a resurgence in the popularity of the moustache, along with a wild array of moustache-themed products. I’ll admit it... I just didn’t get it at first. Moustache wall decals, moustache erasers, moustache bottle openers, moustache this, mustache that. But why? Who eats moustache-flavored candy? What does moustache-shaped soap smell like? What kind of food do you pair with moustache wine? It wasn’t long before I started to see moustaches in everyday objects. I made a list. Then, I started making them. It was fun, so I kept on making them.


How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I have developed new design skills throughout the course of this project. This project also gave me the motivation to reopen my long-defunct Etsy shop with my new laser-cut designs. I tried working with some materials I wouldn’t ordinarily work with, learned some fascinating moustache trivia, and started to notice moustaches all over the place. Sometimes, I find myself making a moustache without setting out to do so. For instance, the other day, at a party, I made a moustache shape out of a champagne bottle cage without really realizing I was doing it.



See all of Ali's moustache's HERE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

365 Days of Quote Illustrations

Renee Quizon, originally from Manila, Philippines, but currently residing in Alberta, Canada is doing 365 Days of Quote Illustration...


Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to take on this project because I was looking for a new means of creatively expressing myself. And of course, inspired by the challenge that the Skull-A-Day project brought about, it was imperative that I do my own '365 Days' project.

I chose to do quote illustrations by female artists, writers, and personalities for five reasons: I love to read, I love to write, I love to draw & doodle, I love to celebrate women’s contributions to the arts as a woman myself, and most of all, I love the fact that there is such a powerful sense of creative freedom that merging the first four reasons brings to me. 



How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I wasn’t initially planning to do this daily, my intention was only to be able to do as much as I can in the next 365 non-consecutive days. But I think sharing this project to others I will be more motivated and inspired to do it daily since ‘it’s out there’, there’s no way I cannot NOT do it now everyday. What this project is bringing into my life at this moment is more creative room for me to grow in. As Maya Angelou puts it, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


See all of Renee's quotes HERE.