I have previously mentioned that I am personally not a believer in New Years revolutions, but I am so glad that artist Jane Moore kept hers.
The Sketch A Day Project began on the 1st of January 2014 and after a year of drawing everyday in Moleskin sketchbooks and a successful Kickstarter campaign the exhibition came to life on the 22nd January with 365 drawings exhibited in Hackney Wick.
As a Kickstarter contributor I was lucky enough to attend the private view at Shapes, an events space and social club that promotes forward-thinking music and artistry.
Seeing the pieces exhibited together, and the variety, was an interesting insight into the different aspects, inspirations and emotions that happen throughout a year. Not only was Jane’s work hugely impressive but her dedication to sketching everyday has also motivated me to pick up a pencil again and get drawing instead of just talking about it!
Whilst my boyfriend and I discussed which pieces we wanted to make ours, red sold dots kept going up around us – not being able to handle the pressure we unfortunately went home empty handed.
I promised myself last year that if I found money kicking about at the bottom of a bag or pocket that I had forgotten about I would pay it forward and put it towards a crowd-funded campaign. Not only has this helped artists such as Jane achieve their goal but also means that I get the opportunity to be part of something and get invited with unique events such as this exhibition.
Have you guys been part of any crowd funding campaigns or got any that you think I should take a look at?