I learned about Every Day Matters (EDM) challenges when I stumbled upon the QuirkyArtist blog at the end of May, 2012. The author was finishing up a series of EDM (Every Day in May) challenges. What great drawings! What interesting subjects! I wanted to join in right way. I found an Every Day in June page on Facebook; we continued into July with the Facebook page Every Day in June/July.
My drawing skills have improved dramatically since I’ve been doing the challenges, and best of all I discovered that I’m really a drawer, a sketcher, not a painter. Okay, I can paint, but it’s painful. Drawing is a joy.
Artist Danny Gregory has expanded upon the idea with a series of books, a website, and blog. I’ve really enjoyed his book, An Illustrated Life, and plan to add more of his inspiring books to my collection.