In August, I celebrated two years with Terry Runyan's Facebook group, #dailycreating. For participants of Terry's group, she posts a list of suggested prompts for the upcoming week each Sunday afternoon.. While these prompts are not mandatory, for some they serve as a kickstarter for ideas. Terry is simply encouraging us to be creative in some way each and every day. At the time I did these drawings, I was following the prompts almost religiously, which often led to creative pieces that were less than wonderful -- in my eyes. That is because oftentimes a prompt here and there would not resonate with me.
Lately, however, I have found myself deviating more frequently from the prompts, giving me not always successful pieces, but often resulting in work that is a bit closer to my heart.
Each day, we participants who choose to do so, post our day's work to the Facebook page. The group is loving and non-threatening in their comments. If a member asks for advice, the other members are sure to jump in with constructive words, always in a caring and safe manner. I find this group of artists, some professional, some mediocre (where I fall), some complete beginners, all mesh very well. I cherish them as family.
To begin a new -- and hopefully better! -- year, I will start out by sharing with you 12 of my creations for August. As always, above each piece, I will include the prompt and any other pertinent information I know about my subject matter.
#buttons, zippers and pockets