Last night I finished my first ‘used bike part’ art project. Of course, I blogged about it here. Truth be told, I started ‘working’ on that project well over a year ago. I don’t know why, but I had a hard time getting the guts to finish it; mostly because I’ve never worked with that medium before. I’ve mostly done portraits and other drawings using colored pencil, charcoal & pastel. I have all sorts of ideas including art, writing & business related. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) for some of you who follow me on Twitter, the creative nature of my brain can be quite evident in my somewhat
reckless random tweeting. It’s just the way my brain is messed up wired. A long time ago, I decided to quit fighting it and learn to turn it into a strength. It’s still difficult to live with as I can’t stay on task on any one thing for very long (unless of course it’s a 5 hour bike ride). My tasks and to-do lists are constantly being updated and organized using my new favorite toy tool Evernote.
I get inspiration everywhere but amazingly enough, most of my best ideas come while I’m riding my bike; whether it’s an art project or a new business related idea. It just doesn’t get any better than that does it? Some amazing artists who are also cyclists also provide me with a lot of inspiration and I’ve met nearly all of them and would love to meet the rest someday. They include (in no particular order):
At any rate, it would appear that my project idea is quite popular. I’m now accepting any old/used bike parts as well as ideas from YOU for bike part related art projects.