So this post on December 31, 2012
, was the last instalment of my daily art project in
2012, Color of the month. Again, the color purple wasn’t as difficult as I had
thought it might be in terms of finding purple items. (Though I do admit, after
the first round purple I had always been on the lookout for purple, which means
that this time around I could rely on other pictures in my files than just the
flowers from June...) Both of the last two months, however, November and
December, were difficult in terms of lighting and color perception. These grey
German winters – if I could, I would definitely scratch them from the calendar!
It was a
fun project. Partly because it was so interesting to experience the difference
when opening the various folders on my computer where I had saved the pictures:
|The folder 'blue'|
|The folder 'orange'|
|The folder 'purple'|
|The folder 'yellow'|
What I will
do with those pictures I haven’t used I haven’t yet decided. Perhaps a memory
game. Except that we already have so many memory games, and my son is slowly
growing out of them... Of course I could print a special limited art edition
with, let’s say, a circulation of ten and then sell it for an outrageous price,
finally making some money with my art?
But I will
also continue looking out for new possibilities with colours, so here is my Daily Art project
for 2013: Colour of the day.
- Every day
of the year I will take a picture of a colour following the sequence red –
orange – yellow – green – blue – purple, changing every day. That way I will
have each colour appearing on each day of the week eventually, and several
times a month.
- The picture
HAS to be taken on that day – no going back to archives.
- If I really
can’t find that colour on a particular day, the next colour in the sequence may
be substituted, but then the colour missed must appear the next day, not
- At the end
of the month, one picture of each colour will be chosen to be posted on the
Now what I will have to do is really keep track of which day it is and which colour I should be looking for...