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:

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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