On January 2010 I started a project that would forever change my life. In my continual search for a more challenging (and thus more exciting) creative experience, I decided in mid-December 2009 to begin a year long project in 2010 that I would document publicly on the Internet. I made a list of criteria: It had to be 1) something I felt really excited about, 2) something that I had to do every day for the entire year, 3) mostly different from my everyday routine of drawing and painting, and 4) challenging but still manageable in my busy schedule.
I came up with a few ideas, but A Collection a Day resonated most. It would be a project that would span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, I would post a photograph of one of my own collections or a drawing or painting of an imagined collection on a blog called A Collection a Day. I am an voracious collector and I wanted to share some of my collections with the world.
And so for 365 days in 2010 I posted one image each day of one of my collections (or a portion of a collection), arranged neatly on a white backdrop. The popularity of the blog was astounding and I had thousands of visitors almost from the beginning.