2018 Starts with a 30 day Challenge!

I was fortunate to be selected among the 30 artists chosen by Var Gallery and Studios (@VarGallery) of Milwaukee Wisconsin for their annual 30x30x30 Exhibition.  Ground rules are to create an artwork a day for 30 days in January.  We are using a smaller 6x6 inch format.  900 pieces of art will be produced before the end of the month!  The Exhibition will go up on April 20, 2018 and run through the end of May.

I am excited to create a piece of art a day.  My proposal was to create a piece inspired by 30 of my musical friends and each was asked to choose a favorite musical work.  I knew it would be an interesting mix of classical, popular, oldies and all of them would be goodies.  Because I work in encaustic, I have to plan to be sure that all of my little works are properly created using solid technique.  What I was not prepared for is the difference in working so small again.  I have been working on much larger panels in the past 6 months and this requires a major rethink about how I work.  Also even though each person's musical selection is different and may vary widely from the others, I am conscious of keeping to my own style.  This is going to be a challenge that I welcome with open arms.  I will be posting my works each day.  Look for them on Instagram or see the link here.

I hope you enjoy coming on this journey with me.  It should be great fun and a fabulous opportunity for artistic growth.