Arting for 365 Day 84: Exhaustion Drawing


Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Getting an hour of two of sleep during a 28 hour relay running race, can make a girl tired. Therefore, for day 84, I decided to go with a very free flowing, abstract drawing that would allow me to use my exhausted brain in a positive way.

As for the race: I have no idea where we placed among the 300 other teams. But I’m sure we kicked arse – or at least were the nicest/best looking/best personality/best rule breaking team out there.

Washington has been great! Time to head back home to Colorado.

Arting for 365 Day 82: Impressions of Seattle

Goal: To create a piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days
Wednesday night we flew into Seattle to meet up with friends and family to run our annual summertime relay race (one of my favorite events of the year). The Pacific Northwest is new to me and, as expected, I have loved the lush, beautiful landscape. That I get to see it with some of my most favorite people ever is a complete bonus.
Day 82’s piece is a small, 4 x 5″ ink drawing of my initial impressions of Seattle. As we descended into Seattle, the mountains peeked out through the woven clouds we were flying above. Upon landing I and walking around, I realized even the weeds are pretty here!
As for the race – team Are We There Yet? is kicking it old school. Only two more legs to run in the next 24 hours. And running at sea level is fabulous!

Arting for 365 Day 10: Leaves/Seeds

Goal: To create 365 works of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Day 10: Leaves/Seeds Detail 1I really love running (more correctly – jogging). I am not super good at it and I don’t know if I’ve ever even got a “runner’s high” but I get grouchy if I am not active and more importantly, I LOVE being outdoors. The feel of fresh air is always great and coming across the wonderful little visual treats that nature provides is really where it’s at for me.

A great example of one of these treats is the leaf/seed things we came across while jogging the other day. They were gorgeous and delicate and made me think of butterfly wings. We stopped to pick a handful’s worth out of the grass (yesterday I went back and filled up a bag) and I immediately began thinking of how I might create with them.

After experimenting a bit – laying them out in different ways, contemplating how they might be molded around a 3D object – I started thinking of each leaf as a mini canvas. I coated them with clear acrylic and began drawing. The final day ten project is this floral-like design. It could be pushed a bit further and as I become more familiar with working with these little treats from nature, I’m hoping this will happen.

Also, if anyone knows the name of the tree these great leaf/seed things come from, I’d love to know.

Day 10: LeavesLeaves/Seeds Detail 3

Day 10: Leaves/Seeds Detail 2