Day 7 [365 Project]

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

DAY 7

Use water as your only medium/inspiration today.


Okay, so it's not rocket science but I liked looking at the beach and ocean through the glass water jar with the wiggly rim.

And now... a hiatus as we hit the road for several days. Creativity will have to wait until we stand still again.

Day 6 [365 Project]

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

DAY 6

Make something using the first fruit(s) or vegetable(s) you see in your kitchen.



Voila - Apple Cupcake!




Day 5 [365 Project]

by: Andrea Mulder-Slater

DAY 5

Work with a collection you have in your home. Make something.

Since we are on vacation, we don't really have any collections here. But we do have a lot of spare change...

See Jantje's Day 5 Project Here

Day 4 [365 Project]

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

DAY 4

Go for a walk. At the end of your walk, create something and leave it behind for others to find. Document what you made.

I made two things...


The first was inspired by the inner part of a shell which reminded me of a nautilus shell (though I'm sure that's not what it was). Working with the idea of a spiral, I placed the shell in the sand and used a piece of palm frond to poke holes radiating out from the shell. At the end I wrote the words, "LIVE YOUR LIFE"


The second creation was made using small shells I found on the beach. I call it, "YES, I CAN HEAR YOU"

And the creativity continues...

Day 3 [365 Project]

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

DAY 3 [PAPER SUNFLOWER]

Create something using paper. But, don't use scissors or glue and don't draw or paint on the paper...


I folded an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper in half and tore uneven strips.
Then I twisted and folded the paper, until it looked like a flower.
In the center of the paper flower, I used crumbled bits of paper to create sunflower seeds.


No, really.

Day 2 [365 Project]

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

Lo and behold. day two is here and another work of art has been created...

DAY 2 [SHELL FISH]

Use your favorite animal as your inspiration today.


  Not that I am a huge fan of fish (although I am partial to the greasy flavor of haddock n' fries) but I do find fish aesthetically pleasing. I'm just weird like that. 
I like all the bits that make up a fish -- the fins, the tail, the gills... I could go on, but really, I shouldn't.
Jantje and I were for a walk on the beach today, and she decided to make her creation of the day right there on the spot. So, of course, I followed her lead and created my "shell fish" using bits and pieces of seashells which had washed up on the shore.

That's that. Bring on day three...

No, really.

See Jantje's Day 2 Project here

Day 1 - 365 Days of Art

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

Jantje and I have decided to get more creative. Hard to imagine that this is possible (I know) but there you have it...

We are following a "plan" which will result in 365 works of art being created in a 365 day period. These works will range in size, subject, style and media.

Will we succeed? Who knows. I haven't set my hopes too high since it has taken exactly 3.5 days for me to create and blog about my Day 1 project. Either way, this experiment will no doubt result in some material (fantastic or otherwise) for future blogs.

DAY 1

Create something that fits in the palm of your hand using materials within your immediate enviroment.

I had a small (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") watercolor trading card sized pieces of paper, some coffee, a paintbrush and some markers handy, and this is the result.

Until tomorrow (or whenever Day 2 comes along...)

No, really.