It took me four days to do it, but I think I finally created a passable portrait of Christopher Walken, which is good since it’s on my list of 32 things to do before I turn 33 and my birthday is coming up!
These are a few of the doodles that I’ve done over the past few weeks, which all happen to be of men. The first one was originally going to be of my friend, Tony, but I quickly gave up on the idea because he was having a conversation with people and I couldn’t really get a good look at him.
This second doodle, which I did on the plane ride home from Argentina, is of Jim. I think it’s funny because it looks like Jim, but a sort of alternate universe Jim where he has a longer head.This last one I did during a meeting at work. Perhaps some of my co-workers will recognize it 🙂
During our flight home from Argentina, I made this quick sketch of Lourenço Bustani, who is, according to our in-flight magazine, an innovative and successful businessman from Brazil.
I made this doodle on our camping trip in Patagonia, mostly while we were stuck inside our tent waiting out the rain. I think it kind of looks like aliens waiting in a line 🙂
During our travels to Buenos Aires and Patagonia, I made several doodles to pass the time. Although this one looks simple, it probably took me about two hours to make it. Jim says it looks like a maze of glaciers. After finishing it, I realized he was right, which is weird because I started it before I’d ever even seen a glacier.
This week, I’ve made a few doodles here and there. I guess I’m used to doodling since I was doing it almost every night.
Unrelated, Clare from the blog So Many Crafts So Little Time nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger / One Lovely Blog award. Thanks so much Clare!
Here’s the badge I’ll be adding to my sidebar to commemorate my nomination. Thanks to Cristi from Bent on Better Lunches for combining the two original badges into one. Very convenient!
The conditions of receiving this award are:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
- Include this set of rules.
- Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.
Seven Things About Me
Here are seven entirely random things about me:
- I love to travel and have been t0 16 different countries. In February it will be 17 countries because my boyfriend and I are headed to Argentina!
- I’m allergic to cats, which is very sad because I like them.
- I used to have another blog called Life Less Plastic, which documented my two year experiment in giving up plastic. I got lots of attention for it, and was even on CNN!
- I don’t like cheesecake.
- I love chocolate.
- I’m a huge hot springs enthusiast and have been in hot springs in several different U.S. states and in a few different countries, as well. There’s something amazingly beautiful about sitting in a hot pool of water in an entirely natural setting, maybe even of the middle of some ancient forest. It’s a wonderful experience.
- I love baking my own bread! I think it’s magic!
Here are the ten blogs I’d like to nominate for the award:
- Sarah Takes Pictures – http://sarahtakespictures.com/
- Make and Do Girl – http://makeanddogirl.com/
- Thefty – http://thefty.wordpress.com/
- Kevein Geiger – http://kevingeiger.wordpress.com/
- Melange of Life – http://melangeoflife.wordpress.com/
- Art by Anto – http://artbyanto.com/
- Lady Lira – http://ladylira.com/
- Making Games – http://rmatey.wordpress.com/
- What Handsome Things – http://handsomethings.com/
- Black Crow White Owl – http://blackcrowwhiteowl.com/
Yay! Thanks again, Clare!
Now that my 365 project is done, it’s time to look forward to what’s next. This year, instead of doing a project every single day, I plan to do a more elaborate project every single week. I suppose that will make it a 52 project. I won’t be doing blog posts every single day, but I plan to post about my creative process, project planning, artists that inspire me, and, of course, my own projects.
I’m also welcoming people to submit their own creative works. If you’re interested in being featured, you can learn how to submit you project here.
Of course, it’s also fun to look back. In the last year, I’ve done 366 different projects. Some have been good, some have been great, and some have been, well, just okay.
Below you’ll find my favorite 10 projects from 2012.
1. I really enjoy making collages and this one, Deer Chicago, was really one of my first attempts. Love the results.
2. This is a drawing of the El stop near my house. It’s called California El Stop.
3. One of my favorite projects this year was my video of everything I’ve done this year. Kinda meta.
4. I really enjoyed doing my photography posts. This one, Day in Wisconsin, was definitely a favorite.
5. I did many cooking posts, including this one about Black Bean Soup. It was a huuuuge batch of soup and turned out quite tasty.
6. My neighbor has a rather nice and rather goofy-looking dog. It inspired me to draw this Boston Terrier.
7. Around halloween, I got inspired to draw many creepy characters such as this Cosby Skeleton.
8. During 2012, I made my first ever animation in the form of a Flip Book. It was very fun to do.
9. Even though I don’t have any real sound equipment, I recorded a few of the songs I wrote last year. Here’s one called Goodbye Summer.
10. Last but not least is my collage of Rose Byrne. It doesn’t really look like her, but I think it turned out pretty cool.
My 365 project is nearing an end, and yet all I could manage on Thursday night was this silly little monster picture, which I made with an online art tool called artPad. Oh well.