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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

39/365 60-minute tree

Put pen to paper and draw for at least thirty minutes without stopping.

Monday, November 19, 2012

38/365 Travelling tree

Make something, then carry it with you all week.  Document it in a variety of locations.

The Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona

The Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona

The Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona

 Thanksgiving dinner in Tucson, Arizona


Tucson, Arizona

On Interstate 10, Mojave Desert, California.

Chiriaco Pass, California

Interstate 10 in Redlands, California

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

35/365 Tiny tree

Make something microscopic.  How small can you work?

Tree seen through microscope.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

34/365 Butter tree

Make something ephemoral or temporary.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

33/365 Bubble tree

Use a recent dream as inspiration today.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

32/365 Green tree

Waste not.  Go into the recycling bin for all of today's materials.

Monday, November 12, 2012

31/365 Crayon tree

Regress.  Use materials from childhood.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

30/365 Biliary tree

Use part of the body as inspiration today.  The biliary tree was most appropriate this week.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

29/365 Raisin tree

Make something using the first thing you see in the kitchen.  My daughter left a container of raisins on the kitchen counter.  Barely home from the hospital, this was the maximum effort I could managed today.

Friday, November 9, 2012

28/365 Lightening tree

Draw inspiration from nature.  While looking at photos of lightening in National Geographic, they looked like upside down trees.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

25/365 Flag tree

Make something using school supplies.

Monday, November 5, 2012

24/365 Grab bag tree

Have someone else give you five materials to use, then make something using all five things.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

23/365 Hotel tree

Make something with the things you find in a place you're visiting.  Bonus: leave it behind for someone else to find.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

21/365 Layered tree

Cut holes in the pages of a magazine so that what you reveal beneath creates something new.