"Limited Edition Book Drawing #5"
7.5 x 5.5 inches
gouache on paper
Project 365

Early in 2013, I set out to gift 365 pieces of original art to anyone, anywhere in the world. This project evolved into so much more than making art more accessible. I realized halfway through that I was doing a project about happiness. It made me understand even more how much joy and pleasure art brings to people’s lives. For me, having a piece of original art was always about the inspiration and connection to the artist. However, the stories I’ve read from all the followers have given the art so much more meaning for me and also made me better understand what I was doing. 

Regardless of from where in the world you followed the project, the true universal language we all share is one
through art. That realization is truly the thing that helped motivate me to sacrifice countless nights and weekends to get through this project. I’ve grown and learned so much. My art has matured and I’ve met some great people and developed new friends on and off of Facebook. I loved discovering more about each person that received the daily work—where they’re from and what the piece meant to them.

The project has always been about giving back. This project supports The Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco by donating the proceeds from the book to them, to help contribute in some way to the next generation.

Awards
Art, The 2015 USA Best Book Award
Official Honoree: Promotions and Contests, 2015 Webby Awards
Outstanding Book Of The Year: Arts Craftsmanship, 2015 IPPY Awards

Standard Edition
12 x 9 inches
Clothbound Hardcover
300 Pages

Limited Edition
12 x 9 inches
Clothbound Hardcover and Slipcase
316 Pages ( Includes 27 Extra Works )

Photography by Eva Kolenko