This article is by Brian Sherwin, regular contributing writer for FineArtViews. Brian Sherwin is an art critic, blogger, curator, artist and writer based near Chicago, Illinois. He has been published in Hi Fructose Magazine, Illinois Times, and other publications, and linked to by publications such as The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Juxtapoz Magazine, Deutsche Bank ArtMag, ARTLURKER, Myartspace, Blabbermouth, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Conservative Punk, Modern Art Obsession, Citizen LA, Shark Forum, Two Coats of Paint, Vandalog, COMPANY and Art Fag City. Disclaimer: This author's views are entirely his/her own and may not reflect the views of BoldBrush, Inc.. You should submit an article and share your views as a guest author by clicking here.
People are starting to make their New Year's resolution list for 2012. As the big day draws near I challenge you to add an art challenge to your list of New Year's resolutions. I have offered three art challenges so for -- one focused on TV addiction, the second with smoking and the last dealt with quality time with family. The next art challenge is another take on a classic New Year's resolution -- that being, the goal of losing weight.
The art challenge: If your goal is to lose weight I challenge you to make art a part of the process. In order to add an art challenge into the mix I would suggest planning walks that involve art. For example, if you live near several art galleries you may want to find out their hours in order to schedule a walk that involves visiting each gallery -- burning calories while viewing art.
Another suggestion -- take a camera with you while jogging or walking so that you can take pictures of interesting things you observe while following your routine. Use those images as a source for sketches or collages. The goal for this art challenge is simple -- break a sweat with art in mind.
Do you have an art challenge in mind for 2012? Feel free to mention it as a comment -- and by all means, if you accept any of the art challenges I have posted so far... let me know.
Take care, Stay true,