In 2008 I started this blog and called it ‘My Creative Year’. The idea was to post something creative every day for twelve months. After exactly six months I was running out of ideas and decided to give up because it was doing my head in.
In 2013 I’m going to try again with something a little different. Instead of general nonsense I will be posting a series of portraits. I don’t expect it to be easy, but I’m determined to finish this time. New posts will appear every Monday to Friday.
The portrait subjects have all been selected by their date of birth; each day I post one will correspond to the subject’s birthday. These have all been planned in advance and I must point out that on many dates there is a dearth of interesting choices, so certain selections may appear to be a little odd. My only loose criteria was to go for people that I like and respect. To select my subjects I used the websites http://www.famousbirthdays.com and Wikipedia. Neither are exhaustive, so I’ve undoubtedly missed many opportunities to select worthier but lesser known individuals. I’m also trusting these sites to get their facts right, so apologies in advance if any dates are incorrect. I double checked in many cases, but not all.
I hope you enjoy the project.