The idea sounded simple: 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Although a lot of work, I supposed, it seemed doable. There were so many potential benefits that I wanted, like facilitating quick growth, gaining confidence, and building a strong body of work. But most of all I just wanted to do something different, something I hadn’t done before: actually paint every day – not avoid the studio, pretending I wasn’t inspired, or didn’t have the time.
As part of the artist’s group at Art on 30th, I committed to the challenge of completing 30 small paintings in 30 days. Each painting, I decided, was to be 8×8 inches, mixed media collage on heavy duty watercolor paper.
Think Yourself Well
The theme for my 30 paintings revolves around healing and art. While I am working with my thoughts to positively influence my health, I decided to create a visual reminder – a painting with a thought to ponder for the day. All of these thoughts have been around for a long time, but I try to put them into my own words. I write them out exactly how they make sense to me to help me create a positive life for myself and all those I touch.
Here starts the journey…