I've been doing the word of the year for several years now and also assign it to my high school art students. It remains one of my favorite sketchbook assignments and also that of my students.
This year I decided to choose TRANSFORM as my word. Can you see the word on the butterfly? After taking a good long look at myself (spiritually, emotionally and physically) I decided my physical being needs some transforming. I have fallen into some very bad eating habits and have the body to show for it. I must transform myself into a healthier me.
I think I will make a copy of this piece and tape it onto my refrigerator door.
Acrylic on paper
I created this piece two months ago and entered it into an exhibit and art competition. I'm happy to say that I won first place! I thoroughly enoyed making this piece and will probably attempt another one soon. Hope you are enjoying the new year!