Day 243: My weekly bunch of rolled magazine circles.
Day 244: Lately I have been looking up descriptive words that I sometimes get called or call myself. So if I get called a nerd, for example, I'll go and get the dictionary and see if the definition really matches up. I have an older dictionary, from the seventies I think, so newer definitons of words are lacking, which makes it fun. I looked up "geek" and found out that it used to mean a carnival performer who would bite off the heads of chickens or snakes. Then I looked up "freak" and decided that I most definitely am a freak. So I decided to make some art honoring such a great word. I painted over an old painting with black paint, and spelled the word "freak" out of magazine pages.
Day 245: Adding to the project from the day before, I am writing out the definition of "freak" with letters from magazine pages.
I did just the outside of the card so far. I completely covered up the front of the card with magazine images and scraps of color.
Day 247: I made the inside of the card.
Day 248: I drew inside an old text book of mine called "Issues in Feminist Film Criticism." What, did I think I would read it again someday? Even though it does interest me to think about and dialogue about women's roles in media and pop culture, I barely made it through the book once before. I found it very scholarly and dry. So, it's now my sketch book. My first drawing in it is a picture of a big white Ford that I was parked next to. The really sweet thing about this is that I haven't sketched much in the past couple years. It was fun to draw something again.
Day 249: I drew another picture in my book. This one is far less interesting to me, and didn't turn out as well.
Day 250: I glued some magazine scraps inside my sketch book. Don't know if any thing else will ever become of it, but I do like these two colors together.