It’s been a hell of a year. I still don’t like writing, but it’s my job, so here goes.
First, the good news: Those who read my Kickstarter campaign or watched the video,* read or heard that the project began when I didn’t receive a grant that I submitted. Well, this year they gave me the grant, re-written for funds to do what I set as my goals for the 91 Paintings Kickstarter. Hooray!
As for the 91 Paintings, it’s going great. A slowdown over the holidays, but Christmas isn’t about ourselves. It’s about showing the people you love and care about that you do indeed love and care about them. So the painting temporarily dropped on the priority scale but was hardly removed from that list altogether, as you can see at the newest postings on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbw-new-art/
I haven’t counted exactly how many pieces I’ve completed, or rather, I keep losing track of how many are finished, but it is somewhere around 15 paintings, including a floor rug as a Christmas gift, and roughly 35 drawings and watercolors.
I am super-excited about your new project Mike! I have been interested in creating responses/transcriptions to narratives/masterworks as well (http://www.michellepaine.com/blog), and this is an inspiration to keep going, especially the small drawings.