SEVEN DAYS

Seven Days Challenge


5 – 7:30 a.m.
Two hours art play.
Half hour clean up and planning for the next morning.

November 29, 2021 – Day Seven
7-9
4:40 awake & up. I have a headache and eye-ache. My cough has turned into a full blown head cold. Bleech. Again, I neglected to make a plan for this morning yesterday. My goal is to keep my two hours of artPlay time. My last day to do this. And tomorrow cull the lessons – what works, what doesn’t.
PLAN: Udemy class in Adobe Illustrator: 1/2 hour. Faith Hope: 1/2 hour. Painting: 1 hour.

November 28, 2021 – Day Six
6:40-7:40
4:15 up. The area around my bed is littered with used kleenex. I have a cold and am a little fluffy headed. I put the laundry in and made my tea. Things are a little out of order, but I am making allowances for having a cold. I was going to sleep in this morning, using the 80/20 rule – that 20% of the time it was okay to blow my schedule, jettison my plans . . . but told myself: NO.
I neglected to make plans for today yesterday. But will make plans now –
6:30-8:30 is artPlay time. I will play with Faith Hope, Ai, and acrylic painting of any kind.
Actual – I didn’t write down the actual but know I started around 6:40 and only did an hour of acrylic painting.

November 27, 2021 – Day Five
5:20 – 8
It’s 4:20 and I am sipping hot cocoa. I plan to do artwork between 5 and 7. Will update.
5:20-6
Sketching kittens with colored. One out of my head. The second from an Internet photo. Started a subtraction drawing of trees and full moon.
6:10
Moved on to flourishing and expect to finish up with Udemy video on Adobe Illustrator. Doing this was so fun, I ended up spending extra time. And then, a bit later, I had 4 granddaughters and a grandson wanting to use it.

November 26, 2021 – Day Four
6-7:40 and 3-3:30
Had a great Thanksgiving and stayed at Marian & Matt’s. With eight children and six adults in the house, it was pretty busy – hence – my excuse for writing this entry on the morning of the 27th at 4:15 a.m. And what did I do? I showed up. I watched and tried my hand at flourishing videos. I then moved on to sketching and was interrupted a bit after 7 by my 8 year old granddaughter who was fascinated and took her hand at it. We then moved on to YouTube videos of decorative painting. I finished up my two hours in the afternoon with another video – which I fell asleep during.

November 25, 2021 – Day Three
6 – 8
Showed up. Ruled guidelines on the back of the paper for Faith Hope.
6:40 – Wrapped Peter’s BD gift – a circle folded into a triangle.
7:11 – Returned to Faith Hope and wrote in the two script lines, penciled in Faith Hope.
At 7:40 I played with Winsor & Newton tube watercolors with Plaid round brushes. That was fun. Since I am at the farm, my plan for tomorrow morning is to draw. Early in the morning while the family sleeps. And maybe watch YouTube videos on something arty.

November 24, 2021 – Day Two
5:30 – 7:30
Picked up markers and vellum and played around, once again cutting the translucent vellum up to make origami cards. A little restless, I looked online for the creator the cards and found a book that the photocopies I had had been made from. I ordered his book from Etsy. Thank you Mr. Yoshiko Kitagawa for sharing your creativity!
At 6:30, I moved on to making a Final Draft for FAITH HOPE. I transferred it onto good paper, but I have been tweaking it so much and erasing, that it likely will be the Draft Final šŸ™‚ and will do it in full design before I do the Final Final.
It is 7:40 – time to clean up.
I am tired because I was awake til 10:15 and got up at 4. But, hooray! I got up on time, and I did my studio artPlay – even though I felt restless and questioning.

November 23, 2021 – Day One
6 – 8:00 a.m.
Warmed up with Tschichold’s Treasury of Calligraphy.
Took out the templates and already cut vellum from who knows how long ago šŸ™‚ and cut them out and folded them.
8 – 8:30 a.m.
I rearranged my studio tables and adjusted the height. I moved them back to their original spots with the height adjusted to the new spot. The studio is messy but . . .
Plan for tomorrow: FAITH HOPE quote by Joan Chittister.