I finished printing the stamps for my new backdated painting, Dates in a Life Project 2017. I added up the steps I walked in 2017 so I knew how many stamps to print, and I printed some extras in case I miscounted. In 2017, I only walked 10,000 or more ...

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  1. Update: Dates in a Life Project 2017
  2. New Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Project 2017
  3. Update: Dates in a Life Project 2019
  4. Update: Dates in a Life Project 2019
  5. New Work in a Series: Resilient Fences 2
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Update: Dates in a Life Project 2017


I finished printing the stamps for my new backdated painting, Dates in a Life Project 2017. I added up the steps I walked in 2017 so I knew how many stamps to print, and I printed some extras in case I miscounted.

In 2017, I only walked 10,000 or more steps a day 17 times for the whole year. Yikes! In the month of May this year (2019), I walked over 10,000 steps on 17 days. I've had a big increase in my exercise routine going from 2017 into 2018 and 2019!

The blue printed fabric in the upper left will be the background for the 2017 painting. Now that I'm finished stamping, I can start stitching the fabric and stiffen it. Then I’ll cut the stamps out of the big piece of fabric and collage them on it, to represent the number of steps each day.

2017 was a milestone birthday year for me. I’m thinking about something special to do for either my birthdate, or before, on and after. I have plenty of time to consider my options.

While I work on 2017, I'm also working on my 2019 painting, which I update once week or thereabout.
     

New Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Project 2017


While working on my 2019 painting about walking, I’m preparing to make paintings for 2016 and 2017 since I have the data on my iPhone. I’m going to be in an exhibit this winter with an artist who documents her swimming, and I need more than my two 2018 and 2019 paintings to show. 

This photo is of the stamps I’m making for 2017. I added up the steps I walked so I know how many stamps to print. 

The blue printed fabric in the upper left will be the background of that painting. After I finish stamping, I’ll stitch the fabric and stiffen it. Then I’ll collage the stamps on it, representing the number of steps each day.

2017 was a milestone birthday year for me. I’m thinking about something special to do for either my birthdate, or before, on and after. I have plenty of time to consider my options.
     

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2019


Hello June 2019! Here is an update of my the Dates in a Life Project, a year-long painting project documenting the number of steps I walk each day. 

Spring in Massachusetts has been incredibly rainy this year, and I was been very busy in May, but I was able to walk 10,000 steps 
(the icons in red) 17 days, and 2 days I walked over 9000 steps (the big black circles).


As the weather gets warmer (and hot!) in June through the summer, I'll do my best to get to 10,000 or more steps. I am not a summer weather person, and it will be a challenge. I'll try to walk in the morning before it gets too hot, and in the evening when it cools before sunset, something I can't do in the winter because it's too cold at the beginning and end of the day.

That yellow icon in March was for walking over 20,000 steps. Doing that again will be my stretch goal during the summer.

In this painting, the season daily background color changes season-to-season. It was Teal Blue for Winter, and now Green for Spring. On June 22, the first day of Summer, I'll change to Yellow. Autumn will be Indian Yellow Hue, and when Winter starts again in December, I'll change the color back to Teal Blue.

The reason I have the daily background color is to document my daily steps in fractions of 250 steps. As an example, after 2000 steps (which would be the icon with no paint), I'm painting colors to show as close as I can to 2250, 2500, 2750, and then up to 2999, instead of then rounding up to 3000 steps.

Look for updates about June's progress on this painting in early July.
     

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2019


I can't believe it, but we're a third of the year through 2019, and that means I'm a third of they way through the Dates in a Life Project, a year-long painting project documenting the number of steps I walk each day. 

While I've sorta upped my walking now that it's warmer (but not hot!) weather, there were 6 days when I walked over 9000 steps (the big black circles), but didn't have either the time or energy to walk 10,000 steps ( the icons in red). I'm disappointed to have much less red in April than I did in March. And there was also that yellow icon in March when I walked over 20,000 steps! Now I have inspiration to walk more in May



The season background color is green. It changed from Teal Blue for Winter to Green for Spring. Summer will be Yellow, and Autumn will be Indian Yellow Hue. When Winter starts again in December, I'll change the color back to Teal Blue.

The reason I have the background color is to document my daily steps in fractions of 250 steps. As an example, after 2000 steps (which would be the icon with no paint), I'm painting colors to show as close as I can to 2250, 2500, 2750, and then up to 2999, instead of then rounding up to 3000 steps.

Look for updates about May's progress on this painting in early June.
     

New Work in a Series: Resilient Fences 2


Here is a second painting in a series I’m working on entitled "Resilient Fences”. 

Resilient Fences 2 measures 24” high x 57” wide and is mixed media on stiffened fabric. Or, it can be rotated and shown vertically as per below.



See Resilient Fences 1 on my website.

The Resilient Fences Series is created using monoprinted the textures of construction fences, combined with handpainting, handstamping and stitching, on stiffened fabric.

The title is a play on how resilient fences are as they hold up over time in various weather conditions, and how resilient I’ve been after some recent life situations.
     

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