Happy Creative Month

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March is Craft Month, so it’s time to get going on a creative project. Everyone could use a little help finding their daily creativity and with the warmer weather I’ve started to feel it’s time to explore the inspiration outside my studio.

daily art projects

Earlier this week I came across a great art how-to book, called One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media by illustrator Veronica Lawlor. Veronica is part of the New York City based group of illustrators called Studio 1482. One Drawing A Day shares techniques and projects from all 8 artists. It looks like a treasure trove of methods to get those creative juices flowing! I’ve ordered my own copy and cannot wait to start drawing and painting Rochester.

art outside

If you want to try out a project from the book, Etsy has featured Veronica in a How-to blog posting. This post shares with you two methods to create monoprints outside while you are on location. I love the spontaneous, slightly messy quality to this project. I cannot wait to begin my own!

Do you usually create your projects outside your home or studio?