In September of 2014, I joined an online challenge to create a bird a day (any art medium) for 101 days. I’d never focused on creating art EVERY day or on ONE subject so I wanted to give it a go!
I joined the challenge with two international friends, Corinne and Kathrin that I’d met by taking online art classes from Carla Sonheim
Corinne set up a Flickr group – 101 Birds or More – where we posted our bird art and shared our journey together.
I learned a lot from this challenge! One of the things was having the support and encouragement of my friends and others commenting on the Flickr site really helped me complete my goal. Much like running a Marathon, when one of us started falling behind, the other one cheered us to the finish line!
I also learned that I knew very little about birds! I was just beginning to touch on this subject and so I wanted to continue my journey.
It amazes me that each of us has continued to create birds! It is enjoyable to watch our styles emerge and change over time.
We continue to support and encourage each other in our art. Each of us has started a blog. Corinne Bekker’s blog is Corinne Maakt and Kathrin Werner’s blog is Kathrins World of Colours – I hope you take a moment to visit their blogs. Corinne likes to experiment in a variety of art mediums like myself and Kathrin’s birds will make you laugh!
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton