...there was a tile. And it was a good tile. It brought a smile to the creator as she looked down and saw that it was good.
Today begins the first day of my Tile-a-Day challenge. A while back I decided I wanted to make something. Something Big! Problem is, when I work in Polymer Clay, it's usually... well... not big. In fact very often it's smaller than small. Buuut... put a bunch of small things together and what do you have? That is correct my friends. You have a Big Thing.
I had seen many other artists take on a (insert fabulous, creative concept here) - a - Day challenge where they would create one item a day for a set period of time. It seemed like a great way to motivate you to get off your duff and not just do something while in the studio but finish something while in the studio. It would also likely push you to really focus on creativity - coming up with new and different ways of interpreting your particular "thing". It wouldn't always have to be extravagant but each would be different.
So I decided I would create a tile a day using polymer clay in various ways. I decided upon a size of 2" by 3". Here is the result of Day 1
|A pink hyacinth|
|My Garden Piggie that the squirrels like to climb on|
|The simple beauty of a dandelion|
So begins my Tile-a-Day challenge. I'd love to do it for a full year, but I'm going to start off with 6 months. that will be over 180 tiles, which will make my wall-hanging thingee...hmmm lemme see....carry the two...add the six....BIG. Let's just say that. It's gonna be BIG. Yay.
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My husband also takes some fabulous, interesting pictures (often with humorous remarks) and I would encourage you to check out his site as well: seandavidrocks
So that's it for today. Happy Spring to everyone. I hope it encourages you to take on some new challenges and get creating!