Create a new piece of art every day. Draw, sketch, paint, design, sculpt, write, photograph, film, or record something every day. It doesn't have to be great, it doesn't even have to be good- it just has to be a new piece you've expressed yourself with. It can be anything ranging from a simple doodle to a polished symphony, as long as it's new to that day. Don't worry, this isn't to impress anyone. Try different mediums, try different styles, and if you can't think of anything, scrawl on a bar napkin.
Simply create something new that you can keep a record of.

Why:

Much like February's challenge, let's try to explore ourselves a bit more. By making a daily habit of creating something new, you'll create a daily habit of removing yourselves from the stressors of your life. For a few minutes every day, you don't need to worry about bills, work responsibilities, or relationship woes. By creating one new thing every day, you'll have amassed a variety of skills and a body of work by the end of the month you may be suprised by.

Bonus points!

Take one of two paths:
Try a new medium every day. Not an artist? Maybe you just haven't found an artistic medium that speaks to you. There are literally hundreds of ways to create art, see if you can find something that tickles your fancy. Focus on one medium for the entire month. It's a common challenge in the art community to sketch something every day. Why? Because you'll get ridiculously good at drawing and conceptualizing shapes. Perhaps sticking with one method can help you hone a skill you've always wanted?

And while you're at it, see about sticking to the previous month's challenges! Can you use art as a way to build community and strengthen relationships with people met in January? Can you create art using February's skill? Can you take lessons at nearby studios discovered in March?

Resources:

Art Styles Explained - A remedial view of some new visual art styles you might want to try!
Blick Art Materials - A good online shop for pretty much any form of visual art medium you are looking to experiment with.
eHow.com: Recording Music at Home - A good place to start if you prefer audio
expression.
Worth1000 Contests - Stuck? How about entering a contest with some computer
generated art?
 

This evening I met up with GuerrilLA, the flash mob organization responsible for the pantless subway rides, giant LA pillow fights, and well-choreographed dance numbers in various public places.  Our assignment:  Create art!  An odd request for a flash mob, but a well-timed one, as I was intending on throwing an art party this night anyway!

A friend and I ventured through a sketchy part of Los Angeles, entered an unmarked warehouse as instructed by an email, and followed a piece of pink twine up narrow and unattended stairs.  Entering what appeared to be an abandoned storeroom populated with mannequin parts and beaded lampshades, we were somewhat convinced we were attending a murder party.

Super Sketchy Warehouse

I’ll skip the boring parts and cut to the reveal:  We didn’t get murdered.  We found a nice lit artist’s residence in the back, where we painted with a small group of people.  We made some great friends, and I got an opportunity to try stenciling for the first time.  We found out that our art was to be displayed in the Port-O-Potties and The Brewery Art Walk, so I geared my art accordingly.

Art PartyKeep Calm and Urinate StencilKeep Calm and Urinate

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