Friday, February 3, 2017
"Every year I have so many "art memories" from my travels, my teaching, my adventures in NYC, and my studio work. I have decided that 2017 will be the year of ARTifacts where I document my adventures in art for the entire year in a physical book.
I would love to have you join me. This would be a no rules collaboration. Just find or make some sort of artist book, planner, scrapbook, 3-ring-binder, folder, or other container to document your creative experiences, whether they be in art, craft, or anything else. Then get to documenting in any way to style that works for you.
I had a good number of people express interest in joining. And an equal number of people asking what exactly the project is. I was purposely vague because I wanted it to be a reflection of you. For me, I am looking at this project as an artful way of keeping track of my daily life as an artist. A dossier or scrapbook of sorts that is filled with words and images that document the creative part of my life." The Altered Page
I already had three ways to record 2017
My big memory keeper which I may spend an hour a week updating with permanent pen, photos, mark making and ephemera. I very pleased to have completed 7 months with this method and I can see style improvements monthly! :)
My planner is a smaller version of the memory keeper. I jot down plans, ideas, and try things. So it is more like a doodle or scratch pad. This is no stress and what is, IS! Very freeing and hints at my evolving interests and styles.
Then I have the journal I made which documents my 2017 year of discovery. I've made a good start.