Friday, January 15, 2010

Introducing ALAW2010

A Letter A Week is a small challenge, project or experiment that we have set ourselves.  The original project started small but is growing, and is primarily about having fun, experimenting and having a regular, small project to focus on each week.

The aim is simply to:
  • Write/create a letter a week
  • Creating 52 letters
  • Which must form 2 x alphabets (that is not 52 x the letter ‘A’)
  • By the end of 2010
The only real rule is that the letter must be presented on a piece of material measuring 7cm x 7cm
  • We can use any medium, on any surface.
  • We can use any hand or representation of a letter.
  • The presentation of the final product is up to each of us – we could mat and frame the pieces as a work of art; we could make a stack of cards; we could bind them individually; we could bind them in a book; we could cover a box with them....
  • We can also use any theme or approach we wish in the project – we may choose to do all our letter in black and white and red; we may choose not to repeat a combination of medium and surface; we may choose to be experimental; we may choose an animal theme; we may choose a letter linked to a poem....
  • We may start at the beginning of the alphabet, the end of the alphabet, we may make two alphabets simultaneously or we may just decide that today feels like a “D” day and decide to write a “D”
Depending on how we go, and where we are, and how many we have, and what our final pieces look like; it might be nice to try and arrange a showing or mini-exhibition of the pieces once we have finished. We can explore this option through the year.

We will also aim to do a monthly sharing – on the first Wednesday of a month, we will share photos of our letters from the previous month.

1 comment:

Callie said...

C'est un projet intéressant pour travailler un peu régulièrement. Et aussi pour découvrir de nouvelles idées, de nouveaux essais, de nouvelles techniques, de nouvelles réalisations...
J'essaie de suivre... de loin...
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It is an interesting project to work somewhat regularly. And also to discover new ideas, new tests, new techniques, new achievements ...
I try to follow ... far
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