Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 Let’s Get the Party Started

Today’s blog is to let you know I’ll be participating in Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings in 30 days.  This year, I’m not very organized which is a bad thing for something this demanding and stressful. But heck, nothing like a new year to push you out of your comfort zone and challenge you to live life to the fullest!  Good thing, I managed to order 30+ panels and four new tubes of paint, so that’s a start. . . . Now what to paint – the hardest part of all.   

About the challenge:

The challenge is not about finishing 30 gallery quality "perfect" paintings. It's about trying new things. It's about painting more often. It's about having fun and developing new habits.  For me, it’s also about sharing what I love to do with others and getting great feedback from people who appreciate the art.  Of course it’s delightful when someone loves a piece enough to purchase it.  I don’t know of any “job” that has this type of gratification as a benefit!  How lucky we are as long as we’re able to “put ourselves out there.”  Ah, yet another challenge! 

Enough about me – prepare for a wonderful experience of new paintings each day from hundreds of artists.  Maybe you’ll find this a new hobby to add joy to your life.

Leslie has a cool map where you can zoom in and see the participating artist’s location. Click HERE for the map .  If you’re so inclined, sign up for my email updates (see submit box, top right) and you’ll get to see each day’s painting and comments. You can also sign up for Leslie’s blog to see the other artists, or just use this LINK to check in.

Thanks for reading my blog and making it this far – here’s the collage from the 30-n-30 I did last September 'cause there has to be a pretty picture in each blog.  Wish me luck!


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