365two: Days 288-294

By August 18, 2013365two, Blog


I’ve decided to put an end to my 365two project. For all I know, I may end up doing just as much as before, but I’d rather post to my blog when I truly have something good or interesting to share. This week I wasn’t in the mood to do this project again… so I didn’t. Of course I ended up taking Instagram pics, but I can’t say that was the original intention of this project, or that I stuck to a theme for the week, or even took an iPhone snap every day. So essentially I cheated again :/

All told, there have been very few weeks in this abridged 365 project where I actually did what I said I was going to. I had been aiming for one high quality piece each week, with every day of the week being spent starting, refining and finishing the concept. However I found I didn’t have the motivation to put that sort of time in. On the plus side, I had a few happy outcomes — there are some bigger design projects/products being planned for in my sketchbook (to be focused on one day when I have more time). As well, I have the start of a solo gallery show theme percolating in my head and last but not least, I’ve discovered I quite like sketching patterns. Actually that’s huge… after several years of not sketching for fun anymore, I’ve started to do so again. So I supposed this project has been a good thing… just perhaps too long of a thing.

My top five favourites of the project:
Week 1 (Tattoo Design)
Week 13 (Self/Niece Portrait)
Week 18 (Sketch Relief)
Week 21 (Bits of Everything)
Week 28 (Sketch & Doodle)

Since this is my last week, I wanted to share some of my Instagram pics…

I volunteer every year (usually for one day) at the main floor bar in the Belgian Pavilion at Folklorama. Our venue is the Belgian Club on Provencher… it’s got a great, lettered sign with brick walls, three stories, Belgian bowling lanes in the basement and red legion-style chairs. It’s quite fun to be a bartender for the night.

Mom and I picked these flowers out of her and Dad’s garden. I particularly love the tall red ones with the white edging on their petals.

My sister and I finally got to see our gallery show this past week. Our photos mixed well and the gallery did a great job of hanging and grouping them. So far, it is getting good reviews from visitors.

I wouldn’t have thought to do it myself, but this piece is almost made for the top of a piano. This photo is called “Lakeside Fields” and was taken in southwestern Manitoba.

Some friends and I went to Kildonan Park for a Friday night bbq. I got a kick out of the ‘fireside squat’.

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