AEDM2017, Day 30...Last Star on the Left

Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...

Oh go ahead and click on it. You know you want to...

I wanted to do something with light, so a star sounded like a good idea and since there already a surfeit of five and six pointers out there, I thought why not do an eight-pointed star? Thank you all for stopping by and for making this year's challenge oh so much fun! Have a happy and safe holiday season!


  1. It reminds me of a kalejdoscope :)

    1. Yep. That would be the symmetry. I am considering approaching this from a completely different direction and try something else, just to break up the imposed symmetry, starting with a star that is not equally-rayed. We'll see how that goes.

    2. Oh, and I simply adored kaleidoscopes as a kid...still do sort of...

  2. This is so beautiful! I constantly have the feeling I’m looking into water with bright sun rays shining through, like in tropical waters or a luxurious swimming pool. I also get the impression I see the reflection of birds flying over, this piece seems to have movement built into it, it’s enchanting! I could look at it for hours :-)

    1. Glad you like it. I'm still a little restless, not quite pleased with the symmetry that creeped in, so I plan to take another swing at this along some different lines later-on. Once I get more of the current work-load resolved. (I spent a few hours yesterday and today sorting all my real and digital folders and piles of assets/sketches/finished pieces, etc.)

      I am very happy that the movement came through. This piece seems like it sort of came close to the 'explosante-fixe' from surrealism, at least partially. As static and symmetrical as it is, there is definitely some movement.

      Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment. Hope you are having a wonderful December!


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