Thursday, September 6, 2018

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2018

I’m now 2/3 of the way through my Dates in a Life Project 2018. This image shows what it looks like through August 31, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long mixed media painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 2000-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3000 equals 3000 steps.

The symbols in red represent 10,000 or more steps. I'm proud that I was able to walk at least 10,000 steps on 15 days in August. If it wasn't so darn hot last month, I may have been able to walk more than I did on the days I walked less. On the hot days I usually walked in the morning before 8 or 9am and then again as the sun was starting to set.

I really hope I can walk at least 20,000 steps at least one or more times before the end of the year. I will be using yellow symbols to represent 20,000 or more steps.

Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I'm using the Health app in my iPhone. I've come to realize is unfortunately not always accurate, but continue to use it anyway.

Stay tuned for updates during the year.