On January 1st of last year, Lorraine Loots decided to create one miniature painting a day for the 365 days. The resulting series, entitled Postcards for Ants, is truly incredible.
‘I challenged myself to created a miniature painting every single day for the entire year,’ Says Lorraine. ‘The project evolved and people started booking sentimental dates making suggestions for the painting to be done on that day. Every day, I posted the completed picture online.’
The Cape Town based artist clearly has bags of skill as each painting is done on such a tiny scale that it’s hard to imagine how she managed it. She says that the purpose was to set aside one hour each day to pay attention to singular details of life around her.
This year, in celebration of Cape Town being named World Design Capital 2014, she will start the project all over again except using details of her home city as inspiration.