There is nothing like accomplishing some you set out to do. I don't want to speak too soon, since this art project isn't complete, but I don't know if I have ever made myself do something like this. I haven't even done an exercise challenge before (which I should probably do)! This art challenge has been inspiring and formative for me.
Eight days passed yesterday and I have new artist books, new pieces of art that I am really proud of. They are works of art that you are supposed to hold in your hand. You are supposed to touch them, engage with them, and ponder over their color and imagery. The simplicity of my materials has made it very easy for me to complete a new book each day. This has been so helpful as this past week was a busy one for me. Also, because of my work schedule, I generally work on my books in the evenings. I have noticed that I am ready to reveal my new book on Instagram around 8 PM, so I will most likely keep up that routine.
I am looking to expand and experiment. Look out for new mediums and approaches over the next coming weeks! Week one is complete, now onto week two!
You can follow my artist challenge for the next month on my Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/jesreyes/
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