Posted on December 17th, 2014

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I've been bogged down with some administrative work.. Not my cup of tea and it really adds stress. I wish it could be just painting all day. This project has saved me from having days where I do nothing creatively all day. I'm grateful I started. And now there is only less than 2 weeks to go and I have 365 paintings. In my last post of the year I will talk about some of the challenges and rewards. Its been an incredible journey that I will be continuing. (Maybe with New Years Day OFF!!)

Posted on December 5th, 2014

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And four days of December. Only 27 paintings to go and I've fullfilled my project. i'm continuing but I will change it up a bit. I need to decide what to do.

Posted on December 5th, 2014

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Wow, I got SO behind.. This is the 2nd half of November.. I can manage to paint in my sketchbook everyday, I TRY to exercise, I do my work, I instagram and FB but this blogging is just one step more than I can manage. How do you find time for this? I want to write thoughts about everything but I'm just too swamped and tired to do it. Maybe a New Years Resolution?

Posted on November 12th, 2014

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So this week I finished my first sketchbook. It's FULL! Every last page is painted. It feels amazing to have accomplished this as well as great to be starting in a fresh book that isn't so thick and curvy. It got hard to paint in towards the end.. This week I also had a situation with ruining one of my pages. I spray fixative on each page so that the paint doesn't rub off on one another. It did in the beginning of the book and the pages look a bit distressed. I painted the apple as you see from the bottom photo that I showed on instagram. The next day I started doing my drawing in ball point pen (a first) I decided I didn't like it and painted over the page in orange acrylic and painted that cat. All was great. But when I sprayed the fixative onto the apple page all the ink bled through. Oh Well... It's just one of those things that happens. It's not worth getting to upset over it, and now it has a story. And I do have the pic!

Posted on November 6th, 2014

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Cats, Veggies, Sunflowers, Migraines and Candy! Just things that are on my mind... Happy November.

Posted on November 6th, 2014

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These are the last weeks of October but my actual Halloween Painting is on a spread with November 1 so it's going into the November post. I've been feeling tired lately and sometimes its a struggle to do this.. The top right portrait of me is me at 4AM up, not sleeping, not too happy.. But it's all cyclical.. can't be perfect every day.

 

Posted on October 17th, 2014

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Well, I got the dates all mixed up, but it's still a painting a day so I'm not going to spend time fixing it all up... I'll talk about being creative everyday in the sketchbook. Its hard. I had many days this week when I really had no idea what to paint. I got frustrated and tired. My fingers felt like they couldn't even hold a paintbrush. But I find its really helpful to just put on the timer go. I don't always love it, or even like it, but I did it. I guess its just about showing up. Some of my best ones have come out on a morning like that. You just never know.

Posted on October 6th, 2014

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Welcome Autumn and the cooler weather. So far this week I've been inspired by fashion on the street, crowds of people flowers and my selfie.

Posted on October 6th, 2014

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Whoa, I got way out of control with posting my sketchbook. But I've been doing it everyday still..  The 3 faces at the top of this post are the 3 days of migraine. I really like how on the red/black one the paper tore and it looks like I'm crying. I don't usually cry during a migraine, its just something I've learned to live through but its not unreal that that could happen.. Otherwise this month is about farmers markets and flowers and stylizing faces and animals which is something I'm interested in exploring more.

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

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I went on a 2 week vacation with my Mom at the beginning of September. It was a cruise, not my personal choice of vacation travel but I was with my Mom and we went to beautiful places, so I just went with the flow. I don't like getting off a boat and seeing a place for a few hours with hundreds of other tourists.. but I found those were some of my favorite paintings.. All the different faces and bodies and expressions. I could have painted everyone. I got to see the Dalmation Coast where I've never been before so I can decide if I want to go back for an extended stay. I think I still need to wind down from this before I can make any real decisions on that. I used a new sketchbook, as I didn't want to take the other one in case something happened to it. I made a few mistakes here, leaving a page blank here and there.. It's always a bit odd to be out of the regular routine.