Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 63

I keep finding more and more things that this project means to me.

I got to thinking today that I'm very focused on numbers, namely the number of people who look at this blog on a daily basis. Sure there are the loyal "fans" that don't miss a day, and I'm very grateful for their support and interest in what I do. On the other hand, there are some viewers who just check in every now and then...and that's okay as well. But on the days when the numbers of viewers are very low - well, that's what I've been thinking about.

There are times when I do a self-portrait that I really love (like yesterday) and there are times when I absolutely hate what I've made (like two days ago). And there are also times when I find the day's artwork merely acceptable - such as today. But the point is that my initial idea for this project was not about how many people I could get to look at it or for whatever the ultimate result might be (although I DO have some cool ideas!). No, my original intention was simply to look for a way to break a pretty extreme artist's block and to find motivation for making art on a daily basis. So far, so good!

I wouldn't say that there's a hidden meaning in this portrait, although I can think of several possible interpretations. As always, I will leave it up to every individual viewer to decide what it means to each of them. But when it comes down to it, I'm going to focus less on "numbers" and more on the process, because that's what has been damned fun for the past 63 days!

#63 December 22, 2010,  Pen
Sounds: Dropkick Murphys, Blackout


  1. This reminds me of "The Neverending Story" movies and the character made of rock who appears to be sleeping and then comes to life!