My New Art Challenge:
It’s Christmas time. All our Christmas decorations are in storage. And the single-mom-money-struggle at the holidays is real. Starving artist is a thing. But, we need magic in our lives. And I need a project. One that will inspire me to draw every day (because creativity and skill are linked and art is not a talent…it’s a learned skill. But, that’s a subject for another blog-post.) So, after a long, heart-felt conversation with the art-director for this piece/project (my daughter) we traveled to our local art store and purchased the largest art board in stock.
She: “Draw some Christmas stuff.”
Me: “What sort of Christmas stuff?”
She: “I don’t know…who’s really into Christmas?”
Me: “Toy Manufacturers”
She: (deadpan) “You mean…the Elves?”
Ah! The Elves.
And so, we decided. The challenge would be drawing the #AdventElves : 25 Character drawing collected on one big art board, one a day ‘til Christmas. She gets to choose the personalities and activities of each elf, I get to draw them. Hopefully, it will be magical.