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Art Something, Mo Fo - Every Day in the Month of Oct. Post it here by Midnight!

:: About ArtSoMoFo:
Welcome to ArtSoMoFo!  This is a contest/participant project to "art something" daily during the month of October (sort of like NaNoWriMo.org). Join this community to post. There are no rules, no right or wrongs other than we ask that you be positive and constructive with any criticism of others' works.

Artsomofo is a play on NaNoWriMo.org which is National Novel Writing Month. Anyway, some girls on my old journal were joking about doing WriSoMoFo which stands for Write Something M____r F____r. The latter being one of my favorite obscenities, especially in traffic. I coined the term, ArtSoMoFo for Art Something M____r F____r. It's like an Art-a-Day challenge.

To parallel what they do in NaNoWriMo.org, you can line up projects (I'm going to include gessoing canvas in prep work!), gather supplies and materials and start planning what you will do.  Then, like "NaNoWriMo.org," at the end of the month there will be lots of ideas and sketches and started projects to work with as time permits.

:: Notes:

  • No actual creation of art (laying on of color) until October 1, 2007 at 12:01 a.m.
  • The first project should be posted by 11:59 p.m. on October 1.
  • If you don't have a digital camera or scanner, don't worry about it, you can tell about what you did.

  • Make something every day: a sketch, a collage or something and post a photo of it here before Midnight each night.  Art is to be posted at whatever stage it is in whether finished or not (and allowing for gel medium to dry, heh).

    :: Links to Inspiration & Motivation:

  • Karen's Whimsy
  • Jon Humphries
  • Keri Smith: 100 Ideas
  • Artezine: 2006
  • Aisling.net: Express Yourself
  • Altered Book Artists: Member Pages
  • Suite101.com Drawing Seminar
  • Suite101.com: Painting and Drawing

    :: Announcements:

    • 10.04.07: For those of you who might be interested, it has just been brought to my attention that a flickr.com group has been created for mofo's without a livejournal account.  So, if you'd like to participate and don't have a livejournal account, here's your chance: ArtSoMoFo 2007  (Special thanks to Groovy Hollyfor setting this up!)