In my last post on self-care, I briefly mentioned an ongoing art project and community that I’m a part of known as Art Stew 52. It’s the first week of March, which means I have already created/hastily put together 8 pieces of work! If you’re an artist out there, you know that motivation and consistency are two of your greatest friends and enemies in life and this project is keeping me on track. The first week of each month here on DTW will be used to recap the previous month of work that I shared on Instagram. Make sure to check out the hashtag though, because some of the work coming through is INCREDIBLE. You won’t regret it, I promise!
Bonus Prompt : Introduction
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. I am willingly posting a photo of myself – by myself – here on Instagram. You may have seen me posting little works of art accompanied by various prompts with the hashtag #ArtStew52. It’s a wonderful little community of artists known as Stewards, and we’re gearing up to make our year art-filled! For those of you just tuning in, I am:
▪️a piano teacher
▪️an extreme introvert
▪️a recovering pessimist
▪️a lover of all things grey, black, and white.
I am a jack-of-quiteafew-trades, and a master of none. My favorite mediums are photography, graphic design, piano, crochet, and writing. I am often found wielding a mug of tea, fueling myself with literature and music. Basically, give me art to consume in any manner and I am a very happy individual.
A few things I’m not a fan of:
▪️people who are late
▪️having to choose a favorite book
▪️waking up just 5 minutes before the alarm
▪️people who don’t know how to prioritize
It’s nice to meet you! Join the Destined to Wonder community and sit in a little wonder today. 🖤
Prompt 1 : Lovey-Dovey
On a list of words I would never use to describe myself, ‘lovey-dovey’ sits pretty close to the top. This one may be more difficult than choosing a book, to be honest. A dry bouquet of flowers and a copy of Anne of the Island is as close to romantic as I get. 😂 Thankfully, I have a non-judgemental book date to accompany me and my dead flowers on Tuesday! To all of my friends who are laughing because it’s 100% true – you’re welcome.
Prompt 2 : Inspiring Figures in History
“A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.” – Sydney Smith
I had a difficult time choosing a figure for this week and decided to go with the first person who came to mind as I looked around my room. There, staring me in the face, was this etched plate of Reverend Sydney Smith (Muse for Jane Austen’s Mr. Tilney in Northanger Abbey). He was not the most extraordinary man, but his wit and charm, as well as wisdom, lives on in the world through quotes and a particular salad dressing recipe. He was much for the education of women and the abolition of slavery, a radical thought for the time. He was also quite the fan of tea and books, confirming that he and I would have gotten along swimmingly.
Prompt 3: Musically
When the prompt for the week is ‘Musically’ and you can’t figure out what you want to do with it, you sit down at your newly tuned piano, pick a key, and play gibberish until you find some sort of rhythm.
Prompt 4 : Winter’s Last Breath
Her crimson cheeks and white velvet cloak dissolve into vernal rains and floral gowns. Winter’s Last Breath is Spring’s First Song.
Follow along on Instagram, or here on the blog for more monthly recaps!