This year, I am challenging myself to post a painting or drawing every day. 365 days. No rest, no excuses.
I need to push my art practice in new directions, to stretch myself, to test new ideas and play with new techniques.
But for me, the best way to do this is to have strict limits (too much freedom and I find myself unable to do anything). I need one subject. One subject that doesn’t change, so that my approach to it can be as free as possible.
That subject is me.
I will post a self-portrait every day of 2016.
This challenge is not only about pushing my creativity. I am also challenging myself in a more personal way. Now that I am in my early 50s, I don’t like to look in the mirror. I hide when people try to take my photograph. Truth is, I probably always have done.
But now I’ll have to look. I have no choice. Maybe that will be a good thing.