It must have been on Monday that I realized November was right around the corner and with it, Art Every Day Month.
As soon as I realized it, I was delighted. I have been doing a lot more than usual with visual art ever since the dive headfirst into art made with books. It has been coming slowly and surely, and now my love affair with art from books revolving around women artists and writers or women in general - sort of pretty social commentary at times - has possessed me.
That and functional art have my attention right now and I imagine will hold my attention through November. I am going to work on art daily, though I can't promise afinished product daily. My intent is to post the day after I create something. Today, for example, is Day 1 and I am basically giving y'all a brief intro and some "pre-behind the scenes" thoughts.
Tomorrow's blog post (November 2) will show what I did on November 1, etc.
Once we get going, that will all start somersaulting overthe dates. On instagram it will hardly be noticeable.
I am thrilled to be on instagram this year and look forward to sharing on there.
Right now, though, I am buried in paper, ephemera, ideas and repurposing whatever I find at recent estate sales or thrift stores.
I have been visiting websites and tweeting in the last few days: I want to be very
Thank you, as always, Leah Piken Kolidas at Creative Every Day. There is no way I would be where I am as a visual artist without art every day month. When I first started whatever year that was, I felt like I was cheating somehow with my poetry and theater posts.
Now, I feel like I fit right in with this checkered amalgam artist life of myself.
Now, let's get the art flowing!
I look forward to getting to know you better!
Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Her word-love themed art will be for sale at First Friday each month in Downtown Bakersfield. Check out the links below to follow her on a bunch of different social media channels, especially if you find the idea of a Word-Love Party bus particularly enticing.
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