These are small 6×6 studies on watercolor block. I originally began this as part of The 100 Day Project. I frequently write haiku based on dictionary.com’s Word of the Day, and for this project I wrote a haiku based on the day’s word, then illustrated it. My initial constraints were watercolor focused mixed media and only 1 hour per piece. My inability to restrict myself to that single hour was my undoing. I made it 21 days, 21 pieces. It was a great learning experience, and I highly recommend it.
Because I spend so much time on my (larger) art, I try to make time for smaller freestyle pieces that can be completed in one sitting. This haiku series eventually morphed into the word series, where I’ll occasionally do a piece like this based on the Word of the Day alone (without writing the haiku).