Thursday, October 1, 2015

30 in 30 The End

Thanks to everyone for your support during this September 30 in 30 day challenge!  Each time, I forget how grueling it is and forget how much the positive feedback is truly essential to keeping me going.  There is hardly a day that goes by that doesn’t include a moment that makes me smile - whether a Dailypaintworks “pick,” a comment on my blog / gallery, kudos from the artists at PaintMyPhoto, or a sale and delivery of one of the pieces to a lover of art.  I get to wake up to each morning with one of these highlights in my inbox! 

Here’s the collage of all the paintings – delighted to say that almost half have found new homes! 

The Journey - September 2015

Things I’ve learned:
  1. Start painting two days ahead so the painting has a little time to dry before taking the photo
  2. Sync blog with both DPW and Leslie’s posting days
  3. Start auctions on same day as blog (insiders should have the edge, don’t you think?)
  4. Have the plan for ALL 30 days laid out.  Each time I’ve had a few weeks set up and think yay, I’ve got it, right up until I run out and then in scramble / stress mode.  This is when it all comes to a screeching halt.
  5. Painted from photos which helped a lot in planning, setup and time management
  6. Keep trying new things because most are a delightful surprise
  7. Practice learning to count to 30! 
Thank you again, sincerely appreciated!

Enjoy - life is joy we make one moment at a time,

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a gorgeous month! Enjoyed your video! Happy painting to you Johnna :)

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  2. I have enjoyed each post Johnna! I love my gardenia too...a little piece of home and reminds me of our friendship :) I like the "Things I Have Learned" in your post as well. You have made it seem easy and I now have a little insight into how it is NOT always easy to whip out a sweet little painting! I know I could not do one given 30 days! Please keep painting and challenging yourself...I love to see your results!

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  3. Johnna,
    Beautiful compilation of work! I've enjoyed seeing your work daily.
    - Connie

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  4. I love your work! Hope to see you in January.

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    1. thank you so much for your comment! I guess this qualifies for no-pain-no-gain, exhausting, yet delightful. Great Challenge. I will try and rest up for January. . . . thanks again.

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