Art Expectations The End! (not really)



YES! I have finally finished Dickens’ Great Expectations and my art-per-page project. I do want to keep this blog going, but as of now, unsure what I will tackle next. I’ll think of something soon! My reasons for creating this blog and this particular project:

  • Re-read Great Expectations:  DONE! (I enjoyed it in high school and it’s as good and timeless as it has ever been.)
  • Experiment with new materials:  DONE! (Pan Pastels, alcohol inks, distress inks, Gelatos, stencils, sprays, marbling, gelli plate printing, stamp carving, altered books, collage, 3D printing, clay, various paints, inks, markers, pens and substrates)
  • Experiment with different styles:  DONE! (I have my own “look” but I wanted to branch out and try different styles. So it may look as if I have multiple personalities! That may be true anyway  :0)
  • Admired Matt Kish’s Moby-Dick and Heart of Darkness projects. I borrowed this idea from him. So I want to give credit to his ingenious idea and amazing work. Check him out here:

Thank you to everyone who has followed, commented and critiqued along the way. Till next time, let no shadows part between us!


8 thoughts on “Art Expectations The End! (not really)

  1. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! We looked through the blog a few nights ago when we were on the way back from Atlanta. Peter is a big Dickens fan and we were both in awe!

    1. Thanks! That means a lot. It took about five years! I had seen Matt Kish’s work and loved the idea. I basically re-wrote Great Expectations in my own language and understanding. WHAT was I thinking?!?

    1. I do plan to submit it at some point. Just been busy. Need to get going on that! The publisher Matt used does not accept submissions from individuals, only from agents. So I guess I need to see about getting an agent!

  2. Congratulations on finishing the book. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next. I just signed up for Carla Sonheim’s 365: A Year Long Class
    Every day there is a new assignment, mostly painting and drawing but also some music, interviews with artists, etc. Can’t wait to see how it unfolds.
    You could do something around the alphabet or numbers using traditional letters or some ancient forms of writing. It could become a book for children or adults. Just a few thoughts.

    1. All great ideas! I like the alphabet idea… hmmm, 26 letters is better than a 300+ page book. Lol! Good luck with Carla’s year long class. I saw it on her blog. Sounds fun. Thanks for all the encouragement!

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