Another year has passed and another 52 WEEKS project is complete. I spent a couple of hours last night hanging them in my studio and it's so good to see them all together as this year I basically placed each one back into my storage closet as I completed it. I'm often asked which is my favorite as I create them and it really is very difficult to choose. Sometimes it's the first, just because it was first and other times it is the colour palette, patterns, healing properties or memories that are attached to the flowers that sway me.
I have certainly felt a growth creatively since I began pursuing these annual creative projects 3 years ago. I feel like I not only can speak about my work and methods more clearly but that I am more confident in my colour and mark-making choices. Perhaps that is a by-product of aging (the summer of 2016 will mark a half century for me) but I really do believe it's because of this work. I highly recommend it...and if not on canvas, a sketchbook or photographs or the written word...or however you create.
If you would like to see the project in its entirety visit my portfolio page here...click on each image for more photos and a little background story on each. By the way, kind words, likes on facebook and instagram, emails and comments on this blog really go a long way in helping to encourage me in these endeavors, especially about mid-way each year when it tends to drag as I have to stay focused on my work as my family vacations. I thank you all for that!
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan