Most of the art I do, I do for other people. Sometimes I can’t find the time to make art for myself, and sometimes I just don’t know what to make. A blank page with no direction or goal can be daunting.
Back in March, a couple of friends of mine, Leanne Pedante and Kati Driscoll, started the first annual Fun-A-Day in the First State. It is what the name implies, you make a piece of art every day for a month and then at the end there is a big show. This was exactly the kind of thing that I was looking for! Unfortunately I had a lot going on that month (I chickened out) and didn’t participate. I will definitely participate next year.
Luckily, Leanne has come up with another great project: Art Assignment. This is a slightly more directed activity where you are given a word every week to create art about. When you complete the assignment, you upload it to the website. The current word is “transmute” and I have no idea what I’m going to make, but my creative juices are flowing (I do not actually excrete fluid while creating).
Join us! Anybody can be an artist. You can include audio, video, poetry, whatever! It’s fun and it gives you an excuse to make art for yourself.
Below are some examples of past assignments from various artists.