I am so glad I did the 30 in 30 painting challenge. And a challenge it was! Juggling family and studio time can be frustrating at times. Here are 5 things I learned:
💙1. Be prepared. Having the paper precut and paint laid out ahead of time made it easier to just go into the studio and start. I didn't have to spend 10-15 minutes getting my work space ready.
💙2. Planning out a theme and subject to paint ahead of time helped me on days when I showed up but my mind was blank(yes that happens from time to time).
💙3. Be flexible. I get frustrated when life happens and I have to stop working or a studio day doesn't go as planned. I need to remind myself that An impromptu family day is important and Some days the paint just doesn't cooperate. It's ok to be flexible.
💙4. I enjoy painting a few pieces a week rather than one everyday. I found that finishing one painting a day.. even a small one... I often felt rushed and not focused. If I do a challenge again, I might consider 10 small paintings in a month.
💙5. Despite the frustrations listed above, I had a lot of fun, played with new color combinations and met my goal of consistently being in the studio. This is the greatest reward as I now have a few pieces I can use a springboard for larger artwork and can start on a new piece right away!.
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Love and Moondust,