Monday, December 31, 2012

80/365 Bao Bao tree

Around the world in 80 days ... be inspired by somewhere on a map.  India Ink, copper ink and water color pencil on paper.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

78/365 Pistachio tree

Make something with a snack or dessert before you eat it.  No, I did not eat this many pistachios all by myself.

Friday, December 28, 2012

77/365 Creativity tree

Make something using materials available in or near your desk.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

75/365 Day-after-Christmas tree

Write a ten-word love story.  Bonus: illustrate it!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

74/365 Marker tree

Use only markers as your medium today.

Monday, December 24, 2012

73/365 Batter tree

Make something in the middle of cooking or baking.  Melted chocolate and butter poured into batter.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

72/365 Snake tree

Use the world of reptiles as your inspiration today.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

71/365 Palm trees

Look very closely at something today.  Details from various palm tree trunks.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

69/365 Seasonal trees

Make something that shows the passage of time.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

67/365 Red branch

Work  only with red materials today.  Acrylic on paper.

Monday, December 17, 2012

66/365 Paper airplane tree

Make something that can fly and test it out.  
This didn't really work.  Unless you you consider plummeting to be a form of flying:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

65/365 Single-line tree

Only work with the objects that are already on a table or desk near you.  Ballpoint pen on notebook paper, transform a single, zig-zag line into a tree.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

64/365 Fingerprint wedding tree

Work with your hands...literally.  Ink and fingerprints on canvas for an anniversary party.

Friday, December 14, 2012

63/365 Paper towel tree

How now brown cow?  Work only with brown materials today.  Recycled paper towel on cardboard.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

61/365 Branching cat

Create an animal that has never existed before.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

60/365 Red beans and rice tree

Make something with your food.  Clearly some days are more inspired than others.  Long day at work. This is ranking somewhere slightly above Quesadilla Tree.

Monday, December 10, 2012

59/365 Tin can tree

Work with or be inspired by a tin can.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

58/365 Snowflake with trees

Make somewhere indoors seem like it is outdoors.  Had a lot of practice cutting out snowflakes yesterday during the blackout.  These are the only kind of snowflakes we would see at our house in Southern California.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

57/365 Blackout tree

Make something quiet.  We had a blackout for all of Saturday, so when it got dark, we collected every candle we could find in the house and lit them all on the kitchen counter.  With no background noise from electronic devices, it was very quiet and we spent the rest of the evening making paper cutouts by candle light.

Friday, December 7, 2012

56/365 Christmas tree

Make something old (old artificial Christmas tree) look new.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

55/365 Collaborative tree

Start something, then have someone else complete it.  (courtesy of my daughter Isabel)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

54/365 Mosaic tree

Create a mosaic using paper.  Snippets of color from magazines are ideal.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

53/365 Paper doll trees

Make a repeated image by folding paper and cutting out the shape of an object.

Monday, December 3, 2012

52/365 Toothpaste tree

Use a toothbrush and/or toothpaste as a central component of what you do today.  Toothpaste on aluminum foil.

Low contrast toothpaste on aluminum foil.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

51/365 "Pie-roh"

Create an alternate alphabet for a culture that never existed.  Make something using this alphabet.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

49/365 Desaturated tree

Desaturate.  Create the illusion that the color has been removed from something.  Acrylic wash on watercolor paper, with glazes of complementary color added to desaturate.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

48/365 Splatter tree #2

Work with mistakes.  Spill some ink, mild or other liquid, then go from there.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

47/365 Picasso trees

Use the world of birds as your inspiration today.  Acrylic on bristol board, after Picasso's "Pigeons" series.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

46/365 Autumn tree

Work with nature.  Go to a nearby park and collect materials to work with.  Autumn leaves coated with acrylic medium.

Monday, November 26, 2012

45/365 Tree word

Create a visual definition for a word.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

43/365 Tree with a face

Add a face to something that normally doesn't have one.

Friday, November 23, 2012

42/365 Black Friday trees

Transform a piece of advertising so that it has a new message.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

41/365 Winged cactus

Add wings, fur and/or a tail to something that wouldn't normally have them.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

40/365 Steam tree

Create something in the steam on a bathroom mirror.