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!
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.
Almost looks like those three red circles are on a roller coaster ride...again, completely the feeling today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?