What a lovely little feeling it is to create a little community, which all stemmed from a spontaneous conversation between two strangers. Let me introduce you to the #ArtyProject.
Earlier this month, I stumbled across a blog post, written by Vicky of Describe The Sky. In this post she talked about how she misses drawing and how she really wanted to pick up a pencil again, to make time for something she loved. I could totally relate to this. Drawing and painting are hobbies I thoroughly enjoy, yet I never make time for them anymore. I was always good at Art at school and college, it was something I was proud of. Over the last couple of years I have tried putting my skills to the test, creating little posts on this here blog of mine, but I never had anything to stick to, to urge me forward. See my illustration posts here.
And so an idea was born, the #ArtyProject.
Emails exchanged between Vicky and myself, triggered the idea of creating a new series for our blogs, one that would allow us to be creative once again. We then took to Twitter to see if any of you guys fancied joining in with us.
What is the #ArtyProject?
It is a brand new series, every two months a theme will be chosen and upon this theme all those involved have the chance to create a “final piece”. Each fortnight going forward there will be updates on the progress of this project, be it your research, a sketchbook, some form of documentation showing how your piece of art is evolving. Your final piece has no restrictions, it is art after all. It could be anything from a doodle, to a full blown masterpiece, to a comic book strip or mixed media on a canvas. Whether photography, drawing, painting, videography or illustration is your forte, or if even if you are a complete novice but fancy doing something creative, something out of your comfort zone, you are more than welcome to join in.
What is the Theme?
Danielle came up with our very first theme: Beauty. As we are all beauty bloggers this seemed the most logical theme to begin with. There are so many interpretations of this word and what it means, so it will be exciting to see how all of us take this theme to create our very first final piece.
Honestly? I have absolutely no bloody clue where to begin, I plan to research and overdose on Pinterest and indulge in my stash of art books.
Meet the Bloggers Taking Part so far:
This is not a competition. This is not about whether you are good or bad at art. We are not here to judge one and other. This is about doing something a little different than the usual product review, this is about nourishing our creative bones and encouraging one and other to flourish in a hobby that we may have otherwise left to fizzle out. We will be tweeting and posting across our social media using the hashtag #ArtyProject, so make sure you check that out to keep up to date with our projects.
I am so excited to get stuck into this theme and I am absolutely thrilled these ladies are a part of this, it is a pleasure to have you all on board and I am already looking forward to seeing your ideas.
We would love this little community to grow and so I am inviting you, yes you, to join in with the #ArtyProject. Feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or simply drop me a tweet.