Someone on facebook sent me a link for something called the TwinGeekz Artz Project. At first I was like "wtf," but it turns out the project is essentially a challenge to make a piece of art every week for an entire year. The idea is that deadlines often force people to be creative. Personally, I think this is completely true for the most part. If I need to make something for someone's birthday, then I will pump it out (usually at the last minute). If I'm just toying around with an idea for myself though, I tend to put it off indefinitely. Seriously, I have quite a few half finished canvases and sewing projects just sitting around taking up space.
I had a really hard time deciding whether or not I wanted to participate. It's not that I don't think the challenge is great, it's just that my workload for school is a bit crazy and I already feel like I "waste" a lot of time doing things like blogging and reading. I also have concerns that I'm not creative enough or good enough to do something like this. Of course these are the issues everyone has and I'm trying to just push them to the back of my mind. At the end of the day I want to be challenged.
So I'm gonna do it. And the reason I'm posting about it is because I'd love to make something for you if you want. I hate the unsureness I feel whenever I make a picture for someone who hasn't specifically indicated that they'd like one so I'm trying to avoid that. Plus, 52 pieces is quite a lot so you're actually helping me by giving me ideas. So don't be shy.
If you do want me to make you something, there are a few things you need to know. One, your picture will probably be small-ish (think 8x10') and I'll probably use those flat canvas panels. This is cause they're cheap and I don't have a job. If you would like something bigger, you can always pay for the cost of a canvas. Canvases aren't terribly expensive and you can get a pretty good size for less than ten bucks. I feel weird even mentioning this (like I'm some car salesmen or something), but this is actually a really inexpensive way to get a good-sized piece of personalized art. (Or a gift for someone you like.) Other then that, you just need to have a picture in mind that you'd like to me use. If you don't want a picture of your smiling face blown up, then it could be anything. I think I'm gonna make one with an owl for one of my girlfriends and I think a skyline would be cool. I might make a multi-panelled one of San Diego for myself in fact.
Okay, I totally rambled on but let me know. You can get a hold me in a dozen different ways or just leave a comment. For some reason I feel kind of embarrassed about this. Like no one will want me to or I'm pressuring you guys. I swear that's not the case! Also, feel free to participate yourself in the challenge. :)
ETA: Just wanted to let everyone know the challenge doesn't start till next month. so if I haven't gotten a hold of you, I will eventually. I promise. Thanks!