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The 100 Day Project
Day 96
Theme for the 100 Day Project – Storms
I was thinking about the storms of life and how the rain comes again and again.
“Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
Want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?”
By Annie Lennox and David Stewart


This mixed media piece is done with acrylic paint on a wood panel. 4 in by 4 in.
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The 100 Day Project is at Day 95!
Theme for the 100 Day Project – Network. I thought of the book The Hidden Life of Trees and the networks that organisms have to communicate.

"A tree’s most important means of staying connected to other trees is a 'wood wide web' of soil fungi that connects vegetation in an intimate network that allows the sharing of an enormous amount of information and goods."
- Tim Flannery

This mixed media piece is done with acrylic paint on a wood panel. 4 in by 4 in.
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The 100 Day Project

Day 94

Theme for the 100 Day Project is "Look up!"

"There’s always a reason to look up."
- Adrienne Posey

This mixed media piece is done with acrylic paint on a wood panel. 4 in by 4 in.

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Day 93 – Multiples
Theme for the 100 Day Project is Multiples

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes."
- Walt Whitman

This mixed media piece is done with acrylic paint on a wood panel. 4 in by 4 in.
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Day 92 –
Theme for the 100 Day Project is Power

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai

This mixed media piece is done with acrylic paints on a wood panel. 4 in by 4 in.
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Day 91 – Mandala
Theme for the 100 Day Project is Mandala.

“Your consciousness, your soul, is the center of this mandala, and the rest of the universe is the environment surrounding it. The totality of the mandala is unfolding according to an intelligent pattern; it is a dynamic mandala.”
A.H. Almaas

This mixed media piece is done with acrylic paint pens on a wood panel. 4 in by 4 in.
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Sharing my Instagram Feed here so you can see my most up-to-date art.

I recently completed The 100 Day Project – creating a piece of art for 100 days. I only skipped a few days. It was a great exercise in discipline and determination.

Work in Progress

What leads one to do creative work? I was inspired this week by being around all the cool art at ArtJam (a pop-up gallery at 19 Hulfish St., Princeton – supporting HomeFront’s art program.) I got home from volunteering at the gallery and pulled out a piece that I had stopped working on and I just gave it a new life…

I love to work in layers and have been working on this back to front method lately.

Thinking about a title, something like “Flow of Life.”

This is an acrylic painting on a gessoed cradled board. I would term it mixed media but it really doesn’t have any other media involved yet. We will see what the next layer reveals…

Collage and Mixed Media

Layers, layers, layers…When I get inspired for a project, I like to consider how I can use different materials to transform the project from a simple collage to something with more depth and richness. 

So for this Koi piece, I printed on Chinese book pages to start. These would form the body of the fish.

Then I gessoed and painted with acrylics the background of the wooden panel. I worked in several layers here to produce colors and textures that would give the underlying deep color of a koi pond. 

Then I collaged on Japanese mulberry papers and painted that. I used the natural fibers in the paper to echo the image of a underwater plant life.

Later I added the shapes of the fish which were cut from the book pages. And I painted details over them.

I sealed it all with matte medium. 

See full size image below: