#100daysofjj starts tomorrow. This means 100 days of unapologetic creativity. 100 days of stepping out of my comfort zone to create art that I otherwise would not. 100 days of june jewell.
I will be slowing down my process, reevaluating previous works, diving back into mediums I have not touched in ages.
I would like to explore different aspects of my creativity as well as ways to make my practice more eco friendly.
My theme is vague. I want to give myself wiggle room. I also know that I need to be firm about some things. I need to get better about so much in my practice, such as documenting my work on my website (but hopefully that’ll be easier with the new Squarespace app), organizing supplies & products, keeping up with administrative duties, utilizing supplies I already have, etc.
I also have to remember that I am a mom of a nearly 3 year old & nearly 3 month old babe & to act accordingly. No ones life is dependent on this challenge. It’s a fun thing.
Here’s a list of things I would like to do within the next 100 days. I don’t expect to do them all. In fact, I know I’ll be doing a lot of “safe” work as I already have a few paintings lined up. With these, I just hope to be more mindful & patient I’m giving myself options, though.
⭕️Paint over an unloved work
⭕️Make a wood burned piece on reclaimed wood
⭕️Make a collage-preferably over a painting on paper
⭕️Step back into embroidery
⭕️Visibly mend a beloved garment
⭕️Explore painting on an upcycled 3D substrate (looking forward to this)
⭕️Carve my lino block that’s been staring at me for months
⭕️Document an adventure with my children
⭕️Collaborations, with Calvin, with friends
⭕️Create a sculpture out of recycled parts
I have a habit of starting things & not finishing. Last year’s #jj100daystocomplete was a journey into completing finished works I had piled in the studio. The hashtag has 25 pictures. Oi, so much for completing the task, which was the whole theme in the first place. I actually got a lot of work that I’m proud of during that time, but very little of it was completing old work, I mostly made new work & did a not so great job of documenting it. I was rushing through it all & some of it is quite obvious.
This year’s challenge starts with me painting over a work that I did during last year’s challenge. It’s a large piece that I’m going to give myself the whole 100 days to work on. I will work on it in between projects. I have a bit of it taped off & will be keeping parts of it until the end.