February, according to my sources, is Thing a Day Month. Basically, you create a piece of art every day for twenty eight days. I wish I’d thought of this myself, but alas, it’s four years old. You can find out more about it here.
The things I love about making art are the same things I love about writing: textures and the way they work together (paint, fabric, words), and being challenged by the potential of creation. I try not to be competitive about it, which is hard, because I am a competitive person, in spite of my best efforts.
This is the first of my pieces for Thing A Day Month.
Materials: super glue, acrylic postcard, beads, tea bag (separated), tiny shoe I found on the street, receipt piece.
Also today, I had jury duty. It was a particularly harrowing experience, what with ornery fellow jurors, tedious waiting, and an insanely racist trial set up (white lawyers, judge and jurors, and an African American man accused of selling drugs). It was what I would refer to as a social justice emergency.
While waiting for my Rendezvous with Justice, I drew this:
I just love her. You can’t see her hands at the top, but her fingers are spread, and she seems incredibly joyful to me. I drew her on a scrap piece of paper with a Micron pen, a beautiful writing implement, introduced to me by my friend Lisa.