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100 Day Project 2022: Part 6

This is what I’ve been up to for days 34 through 45 of the 100 Day Project.  If you’re not familiar with the 100 Day Project or want to take a look at the previous days, check out my recent blog posts.  

This timeframe both started and ended with prepping papers for projects. This (pictured) paper then turned into a new ink drawing.  Ithaca Creekbed is on its way to Rochester, New York to be part of the annual 6×6 fundraiser event at Rochester Contemporary Art Center.  Artists from all over donate 6 inch by 6 inch pieces of art to be displayed all together anonymously and then the art is sold as a fundraiser for the organization.  This will be the third year that I’ve participated!  (The Haybales painting on the right panel of the page was from the first year.)  The deadline to enter is April 9th if you’d like to be a part of it too.  Here’s a link to more information

Photo of square paper with unicorn tape edges
Ithaca Creekbed by Laura Jaen Smith. Ink drawing of river rocks and fallen sticks

Last update I shared a sneak peek of a commission I had started.  The drawing is now finished, matted, and on its way to its new home!  Here’s another look at the progress (the clients get to enjoy seeing the finished piece in person before I share it on here).  

If you’re interested in a custom piece, I have a couple openings available for April/May before things pick up this summer prepping for my next big show.  Send me a message and let me know what you have in mind!

Work in progress photo of dog ink drawing commission by Laura Jaen Smith

After finishing such a detailed drawing I decided to let myself play and experiment.  I created a macaroni art piece for National Pasta Month and National Crafting Month (which was March).  I think it came out fun!  My favorite part is the texture the noodles created.  For someone who always works in 2D it was fun to play with something more sculptural.  

I also experimented with a technique I’ve been thinking about for a while now.  This crocus painting was created using inktense colors, ink pen – black and gold, and a little bit of colored pencil.  I think it has potential. 

Macaroni art. Blues and purples on a black background with 3 bright yellow stars.
Work in progress photo of macaroni art painted black
Purple Crocus by Laura Jaen Smith. Ink drawing with painted purple crocus flowers and black and white background

You can follow along real time over on social media!

We’re almost halfway through the project now!  Are you participating in the 100 Day Project this year too?  I’d love to know what your project is and follow along!

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