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Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 30 and Challenge Complete! 😎

I can not believe that we are already to Day 30!!!  
I am just so surpirsed at how quickly this month went by...and looking back, I have learned a great deal about my studio habits and the art of letting go!! 
This is another 8x8 done on Gessobord--A City in Chaos #2.
Until next time,

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Day 29 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days...

Today, I pulled out some Gessobord.  I think I forgot how much I like to paint on these surfaces.  The ability to move color around, and to scratch and make marks on this surface is simply divine!
I feel as though today I painted a city in chaos...
See you tomorrow for Day 30.
Until next time,

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Day 28 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Tonight is simple.  I just don't feel well at all.  A cold morning spent at a Girl Scout cookie booth, my throat is now on FIRE!
Tonight, I just wanted to get it done.
See you tomorrow for Day 29.
Until mext time,

Friday, January 27, 2017

Day 27 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

In the home stretch!!!!!
I can't tell if I am feeling any better about my paintings, or if that is the point of this whole challenge.  I have noticed I have adopted a don't even think about it approach.  So I am guessing this is a good thing!
Day 27...
See you here tomorrow for Day 28!!
Until next time,

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Days 25 and 26 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Playing catchup around here.  I promise I didnt make it this far with the challenge and put on my quitter pants.  I suffered a bit of an allergic reaction--not horrible, but enough to get me bumpy and splotchy all over.  So I put myself in a Benadryl induced coma to relieve the itchies as well.
Anywho, a bit better today, so here is Day 25...
Pretty much how I am feeling--crazy.
Day 26...
Almost looks like those three red circles are on a roller coaster ride...again, completely the feeling today.
See you all tomorrow for Day 27.
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Day 24 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Liquitex introduced their new Muted range last year, and my oh my I have had fun playing with these colors.
I love every color in the range!!
See you tomorrow.
Until next time,

Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 23 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

This month seems to have flown by.  I have found that some days doing this challenge I have struggled and some days things in the studio seem to hum along.
I felt as though painting today was necessary to wash off the ugliness of the whole day.  Some days painting for me is so freeing and feels fluid, other days, I feel like Its the first time I learned to drive a manuel transmission car...very awkward and filled with lots of jerks and stops.  With the love hate relationship I feel while painting, I can never imagine my life without it.
I will be back tomorrow for Day 24.
Until next time,

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Day 21 and 22 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

This weekend was so full!  I thought I would have a chance to post from our hotel last night, but after the campus visit, we were all exhausted and I just simply could not make my fingers work.
So....here is Day 21...
...and Day 22.
After being on the road all day, and still in the car expecting to be home around 10:30pm, I will be back tomorrow...tired and all for Day 23.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Day 20 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Woke up early this morning, well very early for a day off from work.  We head out today to Western New England University in Springfield, Mass.  Its Prospect Day tomorrow...sigh...its also a 10 hour drive.
Today, I needed brighter colors as I seek to match my sons excitement although on the inside, I am an absolute wreck.
Be back tomorrow, from the road!
Until next time,

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Day 19 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Late night tonight!  Had a nice night with friends playing in our sketchbooks.
Still loving this color combination!!
I'll be back tomorrow.  Well, art bag is packed as we hit the road for Western New England University.
Until next time,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 18 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Did I really just say day 18???  I can hardly believe that for 18 straight days I have painted something!  Even if the results were a complete disaster, I do get credit for showing up, right? 😊
I think I have found my favorite color palette so far!!!  I really like these together!!  Purple is not one that I usually work with, but I am completely happy that I gave it a go again after the chaos I created using it a few days ago.
See you all tomorrow for  Day 19!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Day 17-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Its dark out...its been a long, long day.  I am exhausted, and its only Tuesday.
 I like playing around with "landscapeish" looking paintings(is that even a word for it)?  I just find that they are fun. This is a 20x20 canvas which is in the ginormous catagory for me.  But tonight, I needed space.  I am thinking this type of painting will be a series--Where I Belong.  
I will be back tomorrow 😊.
Until next time,

Monday, January 16, 2017

Day 16--30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today, I decided to try different colors.  It quickly turned to chaos..serious chaos.
Absolute chaos is what this was...yikes!!  Lesson of the day Boys and Girls...learn your colors😬.
I shall return tomorrow for Day 17.
Until next time,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Day 14 & 15 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Wow!!!  I painted yesterday, hard, then became one with the couch, and completely forgot to upload my work for the day...
Here is Day 14....
...and Day 15....
Can you tell I didn't put away my paints from yesterdays painting session!!
Welp, right back here tomorrow!
Until next time,

Friday, January 13, 2017

Day 13-30 Paintings in 30 days

What a week!!!  You would think that a 2 day week thanks to snow days would be smooth sailing, right.  Not a slim chance.  
I came home exhausted!!!!
My time in the studio was a way to shake it all off!  Also, a nice reminder in the madness of life.
I will be back tomorrow for Day 14...wow, 14 whole days of painting daily!!!
Until next time,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Day 12-30 Paintings in 30 Days

After my day yesterday in the studio, I was up this morning well before 4 to get my revenge.  Ok, maybe thats a bit dramatic, but I knew today had to be better.
A small landscape made an appearance today, and I am quite happy with it.  I feel like I need to name this series of landscapes "Where I Belong".
Not sure of a good name for these, but, I will be right back here tomorrow with Day 13.
Until next time,

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Day 11-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Cutting it really close here.
Another snow day, and time just got away from me.  Errands to run, dinner to be made, some cleaning to be done.
This was all I could accomplish tonight...sigh.
Not happy at all with what is going on in my studio lately.  I wonder if other people feel this way as they are creating?
No worries though, I will not quit and will be right back here tomorrow with Day 12.
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Day 10 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Gifted another snow day today, and already received the call that school is closed again tomorrow.  I am making the absolute most of these days.
I have learned that I am my best, creative self in the mornings.  On school days, I usually try to get myself out of bed by 4 so that I can get to my studio before going to work.  Being at home with free time, I have gotten off schedule and often head up in the afternoons which by then, life has gotten in the way.
I like my mornings, its less frustrating.
Right back here tomorrow with Day 11.
Until next time,

Monday, January 9, 2017

Day 9--30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Hello Blogfriends,
Today, my wish for a snow day was granted!!  Of course, it came with a slight price...we have no heat, and I have had a tooth ache...grrrrr!
Todays studio time was simply fruatrating.  Possibly, the balmy 58 degrees in my studio, or the fact that at times my mouth throbbed, but I just could not get anything right, but, its done! So there ya go stinkin thinkin!
Side note...
My son received his first college acceptance letter today!  Western New England!!!  I am so excited because he is so excited...but to have him 10 hours away from home..well, thats a whole other blogpost.
He has a prospect day Jan. 21st. so I shall keep you all posted as he decides where he shall commit to keep doing what he loves.
I will see you guys right back here tomorrow for Day 10.
Until next time,

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Day 8...30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 2 of being snowed in 😊.  
Being inside does not bother me at all.  As long as there is power-and coffee, I am good for a while!
Day 8 is complete.
I had fun with this, despite the fact that it should--in my head, look completely different.
I am also bound and determined to learn to draw...again...sigh...this practice thing just kills me.
I will see you right back here tomorrow hopefully with a snow day from school for Day 9.
Until next time,

Saturday, January 7, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days--Day 7

Happy Saturday...
Here...we are snowed in 😊.  My favorite!!!  
A bit of studio time and a bit of studio cleaning is in order...well, a lot of studio cleaning.  This place is a disaster!!
See you tomorrow for Day 8.
Until next time,

Friday, January 6, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 6

Happy Friday everyone,
With snow expected in our area...our school closed early today.  I could not wait to get home so I could paint!!
Another 4x6 in Acrylic...its quite dreary outside today, and it seems to have found its way in the studio.
I will see you right back here tomorrow for Day 7, and I am honestly hoping to be  "snowed in"!!!!
Until next time,

Thursday, January 5, 2017

30 Paintjngs in 30 Days-Day 5

Tonights mission was to get color down...yes, thats all.  Between a tough day at work, and my daughters basketball game, I did not seek the amazing tonight while working in the studio.  I knew walking in the door at 6:30pm that tonight was not the night to get all fancy.  Working small, and on paper allows me such "no pressure" time in the studio...I love that!
4x6 Acrylic
Greeting Card

I have been loving the idea of scribbles lately...you know, just making random marks.  They make me happy.
I will see you right back here tomorrow for Day 6!
Until next time,

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Day 4 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today was a wee bit easier...ok...who am I kidding.
As tonights painting took me a while to complete, the lighting is quite poor...but guess what...its done!!
I will be right back here tomorrow for Day 5.
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Day 3 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Hi Blogfriends,
I hope todays post finds you very well.  Today was back to wotk for me, and after being on break for nearly two weeks, I was exhausted...by 10am.  Re-entry is always so hard for me....sigh.
Anywho, my day 3 is a little one today, but its complete. 
Somedays, I hum right along in my studio, and some days every single thing I do is a struggle...everything.  Today was one of those days of struggle, but I shall keep going with this.
Also in my studio, I have been seriously stalling on this guy...a 30 x 30 that has been sitting, empty on my easel for a few days.  That voice that constantly spews all of the negative at me wonders why in the world I would ever start such a big canvas when I know that a canvas scares me..why, it shouts...
Well, today I had a conversation with said nasty voice, then, I slapped my leftover paint on this puppy and walked away, feeling large and in charge about it!!
I think I will name this next series of paintings Conversations.
Randon...but I am the only person on this earth that finds extreme joy in peeling paint off of my palette.....or, is that another stalling tactic I have developed?
See you right here tomorrow with Day 4!
Until next time,

Monday, January 2, 2017

Day 2...Done!

Hello blogfriends,
I wish I could say that todays painting session was sunshine and unicorns...completely opposite unfortunately...sigh.
Today, absolutely nothing went right...colors were dull, and my flow was all gone.  I struggled every step of the way on this.  But, I guess good or bad, I painted, and with that, day 2 is a wrap.
See you tomorrow for hopefully a better day 3.
Until next time,

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Happy New Year blogfriends!
I always get so excited at the start of a new year.  Today is a clean slate and I just love the possibilities that each new day holds!!
I joined Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge to begin my new year and here is Day 1 of the challenge.
The entire premise for this is to just get you in your studio to build a habit...I'm game for that!!
I also created a journal page documenting my word for the year..
It is nice to play in my journal again!
I think I have done all of this because I have been stalling on tackling this guy...
A 30x30 and if you know me, I was once terrified of working on canvas!!  I did gesso it and put some scribbles!!!  
I will see you all tight back here for Day 2 tomorrow!
Until next time,


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