Check out Mike’s new blog, Project Brewster! :D
It’s a brilliant project of de‐cluttering. His goal is to give away, donate, recycle, or throw out five things a week for a year.
In the mean time, I was also looking for a regular art exercise for the new year (similar to the square‐a‐day project, but less time consuming). Inspired by Mike’s project, I figure I could do the same de‐cluttering thing, and in the end we’ll have a much less cluttered living space! :D
The slight difference in my project is that instead of taking a photo of one of the things I’m giving away/donating/recycling/throwing out each week, I’m making a blind contour sketch of it. So it’s a project of letting go of things and a way of practicing letting go of perfectionism at the same time. And because I rarely draw. I think I’ll learn much from the art practice itself.
Week 1: green (turned brownish) sneakers
I bought these shoes on sale for $10 when I was 17. I’ve only recently stopped wearing them because there are holes in the soles. They’re the oldest pair of shoes I have.
Other items this week: More shoes with holes in them, and a few pairs that felt fine at the store but kind of tortured my feet when I started wearing them. Particularly, a pair of pink ballet flats I wore at our wedding. They started cutting into my heels when I wore them several years later and now had blood stain in them :S so they had to go :( That’s okay though, I have plenty of photos of me wearing them at the wedding :)
Have a great start to the week!