Last Friday I started the long process of moving my “Today’s Image” from my Facebook page to this onehumanbeing.com website.
So far I’ve posted pages from Today’s Images #262 back to #177 (March 14th’s Today’s Image) – and that’s 85 pages, many with extra information added which is not provided on my Facebook page. (But that still means I have 176 pages to go – good times!)
Of course, it’s taking so much longer than I expected. But hey – when does that not happen?
I’m just guessing here, but I think I spent well over 40 hours between Friday and Wednesday working on these updates…
What is Today’s Image?
Back in September of 2011 I decided to see if I could form a new habit – posting a single image a day from my (rather large) portfolio of work from the last 20-something years on my onehumanbeing Facebook page.
These objects of art include paintings, drawings, collages, word collages, sound collage. constructions, sculptures, buttons, photos and many other formats and mediums.
One of the problems with my rapid-cycling bipolar disorder is that I have trouble sustaining interest in a project for more than three or four days. And since this kind of thinking has gone on for so long, I was starting to get a bit neurotic about it, and not starting any project that couldn’t be completed quickly.
This, of course, is not going to work for the long-term. I have earth-work projects that will require months of sustained focus in my plans for the next couple of decades.
So this was the beginning of the process of building new pathways in my brain telling me I can work on projects over the long term. Basic cognitive therapy.
And it’s working – my self-image as an artist is different – I know I’m getting ready for those projects coming up in the near future. As a matter of fact – everything is falling slowly into place for these kinds of works 5 to 7 years down the road. (More on this later.)
This Is What’s Happening Here Through The End Of June – So Enjoy The Process
Visit Today’s Image under The Various Threads menu and follow the journey while I add the rest of the pages going back to September (while simultaneously continuing to add a new image each day) – there are so many interesting images that have already been posted to see… paintings, collages, sound collages, drawings, photos and more.
Even if you saw them when they were first posted you might want to check them out again in their new home. Art always gets better (on the personal level) the more time you spend with it…
Currently, we are nearing the end of a series called Sunday Final which started in late May, and follows one complete hand-made word collage book all the way through from beginning to end – with poetic translation – 31 pages in all.
In a way, slowly but surely, all the various threads of my creative life are being revealed. And to that I say – Enjoy!