There was a group doing an EDiM (Every Day in May) project who are now doing an Every Day in June. Over a thousand posts on Flickr. Here’s the list:
EVERY DAY in JUNE
(Numbers in parentheses are from list of all EDiM challenges)
1 – (06) – Draw your favorite well-loved object, or a childhood toy
2 – (16) – Draw a favorite tool
3 – (26) – Draw anything you like. If you want to draw a vegetable, that’s fine, too.
4 – (36) – Draw out in public
5 – (46) – Draw something holiday themed (Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, winter solstice)
6 – (56) – Draw a self portrait
7 – (66) – Draw a fire hydrant and make a journal entry about fire fighters
8 -(106) – Draw something tart or sour
9 –(116) – Draw something green
10-(126) – Draw a sponge
11-(136) – Draw or paint something that’s alive – a living thing – animal or plant
12-(146) – Draw a favorite food
13-(156) – Draw a sandwich
14-(166) – Draw a fish
15-(176) – Draw something summer
16-(186) – Draw something you’ve always wanted
17-(196) – Draw a rope
18-(206) – Draw something familiar to you that you know is called something else in another region. (Example: soda is also called pop)
19-(216) – Draw your inner critic
20-(226) – Draw a screw
21-(236) – Draw the palm of your left hand
22-(246) – Draw some gloves
23-(256) – Draw something bubbly
24-(266) – Draw something or someone you cherish
25-(276) – Draw your grocery store
26-(286) – Draw a shirt
27-(296) – Draw something orange
28-(306) – Draw a snack
29-(316) – Draw a travel memory
30-(326) – Draw something you can keep in your pocket
I’m going to southwestern Colorado again this year. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that last year my Colorado trip got totally under my skin and led to a whole series of flower and mountain paintings. Returning home after a week there was difficult — I so wanted to stay.
This year I’ll be spending a few days in Ouray on my own. While looking at possible art classes to attend while I’m there, I discovered this wonderful artist, who works in oils and encaustic (painting with hot wax). Meet the art of Dianna Fritzler.
Painting by Dianna Fritzler
Unfortunately she doesn’t have a class while I’m there, but I enjoyed viewing her website.
In my own art, I get caught up trying to get realistic, so seeing this pastoral scene rendered in cheerful brights feels so refreshing.
I just discovered this intriguing blog: QuirkyArtist. She lives in Sydney and is doing a May project: EDiM….”Every Day in May.” She has a list of topics, one for each day, and participants are making one piece of art for each topic. Like my Fifty at Fifty series, it’s a good way to keep on task, making art whether you feel like it or not. Ultimately quite a satisfying experience. It’s already almost end of May; here’s hoping she does a EDiJ project.
This is one of her watercolors. Check out the blog to see the fun way she put this painting together.
My friend Lisa Humpton makes beautiful tie-dye fabric, then sews it into fun, comfy Kindle cases and iPad cases. Check out her Etsy store onlee4U.
Tie-dye Kindle case.
Kindle case, open. Note little pocket with trim.
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