Artifacts (plural noun): objects made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
Every year I have so many "art memories" from my travels, my teaching, my adventures in NYC, and my studio work. I have decided that 2017 will be the year of ARTifacts where I document my adventures in art for the entire year in a physical book.
I would love to have you join me. This would be a no rules collaboration. Just find or make some sort of artist book, planner, scrapbook, 3-ring-binder, folder, or other container to document your creative experiences, whether they be in art, craft, or anything else. Then get to documenting in any way to style that works for you.
I had a good number of people express interest in joining. And an equal number of people asking what exactly the project is. I was purposely vague because I wanted it to be a reflection of you. For me, I am looking at this project as an artful way of keeping track of my daily life as an artist. A dossier or scrapbook of sorts that is filled with words and images that document the creative part of my life.
Since a picture speaks a thousand words, here are some shots of my pages from the first two weeks of 2017. This should give you a good idea of the direction I am taking.
No rules though. If you decide to join, create your book in any form and any style. Anything goes.
My plan is to have participants share their work on their own social media sites and to send pictures of their book and pages to me periodically so that I can share them on mine. At the end of 2017, I would then host an online exhibition of the work that we all created.
If you are in, please send an email so I can keep track of the players and send out updates to everyone. And send me pictures of your #ARTifacts anytime!