It's finally over. I drew 365 shapes. Someone asked me if I really drew a shape every day? Yes. I did. I missed one day but made it up the next day.
A Shape A Day 2013 (Part 1 and Part 2) kind of morphed into A Drawing A Day, but whatever. I am very happy that I was able to do something every single day for a year. If only I had taken a walk or ran too, I'd have gotten myself in "shape". :)
It was hard. I struggled. I was impatient many times. The only thing that got me through it was putting it on my daily to-do list. Otherwise, I'd surely have forgotten many times. I enjoyed it most of the time, but there were days when I was annoyed, I cursed this "stupid project", but I am grateful and proud as I flip through all four—yes FOUR—Moleskine notebooks I now have as a result.
I discovered that some of my favorite shapes are not interesting to some people, and the ones I dislike are attention-grabbers. I realized how subjective art really is and how simple shapes can connect us and spark our imagination. I inspired others to draw, to do daily projects or yearly ones. I am so grateful to have met some fantastic people through this project, too.
I got one of the shapes tattooed onto my body. I'll leave it up to your imagination to guess which one and where (and why).
I scanned every single shape so that now I have 365 high-res drawings. I have 365 potential shapes, potential paintings, potential logos, potential anythings. I am looking forward to seeing how I can reference these in the future. I'd love to get them all framed and hung on a big, black white wall. Maybe even get prints made from the Instagram photos and hang them somewhere? Any takers? For now, I'm going to make some of my favorites into prints on Etsy and maybe even a few smartphone cases and t-shirts over on Society6... we have yet to see where they bring me.