It is my intention to do a at least one drawing every day in 2018. I did this in 2011 and found it a useful and challenging exercise. It requires discipline and offers opportunity to enrich the visual vocabulary. The rules are simple. Draw. Every day. The size of the drawing, the medium, the level of sophistication and the degree of development are not important. Although I believe there is great merit in drawing from life, imaginary, memory-based or photo-based subjects are all valid.
On this second day of February my commitment is still in tact!
Here are a few examples:
"Sister City Synergy" is a glass mosaic mural installed on the exterior of the Ashcroft Public Library. It is one of several now in the community, a product of the "Mosaic Studio" operated in "The Hub" by Marina Papais and Daniel Collet.
This mural is a combination of a painting by Kazuhiko Nagaki of Bifuka, Japan and a mural design by Royden Josephson which was painted in Bifuka in 2014 to commemorate the twenty year anniversary of the sister city relationship of Bifuka and Ashcroft. "Sister City Synergy" speaks to the importance of forging and nurturing relationships between our communities and cultures. Marina and Daniel are dedicated to promoting harmony between diverse cultures through their public art projects. Their current project, "The Harmony Piece" pays tribute to the Chinese, Japanese, Indigenous and Settler components of our community.