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What's next?

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What's next?

The 30 in 30 challenge is over so what now?

When I heard that artist Leslie Saeta was hosting a September 30 in 30 challenge, I hopped on board.  I love how this challenge gives that little extra boost to get into the studio, put paint to the canvas, and just play around with no pressure.  I usually have an expected outcome in mind when I'm painting, but for these challenges I allow myself grace and flexibility to experiment.

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Week 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge + some real life events

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Week 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge + some real life events

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I can't believe we are nearing the end of the 30in30 challenge.  These past two weeks have been crazy around here juggling exciting family events and tune in the studio.  I had to prioritize where to spend my time and of coarse family comes first.  I'm rounding up both week 3 and week 4 in this post.

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30 in 30 challenge: Week 2

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30 in 30 challenge: Week 2

Day 9 30 in 30 challenge

The second week of the 30 in 30 challenge has been an interesting one, and I'm not talking about all the hurricane hype and preparations that's been going on 'round here.  Florence has occupied much of our week as we did a lot of cooking, shopping, closing down the pool, storm proofing our home, news watching, and news watching.  Oh, did I say news watching?  Our TV has been stuck on the weather channel for most of the week cause that's what we're suppose to do, right?

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30 in 30 painting challenge

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30 in 30 painting challenge

t's that time of year again, and I'm not talking about the start of school, pumpkin spice everything, or Fall (although its that time, too).  

I'm talkin' about Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge.  What is a 30 in 30 challenge?  Glad you asked.  This challenge takes place twice a year (September and February) with a goal of creating 30 paintings in 30 days.

 

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30 paintings in 30 Days: Day 19-21, 24

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30 paintings in 30 Days:  Day 19-21, 24

Wow, what a month so far!  Can you believe we are nearing the end of this challenge?  By participating in this challenge I have learned so much like... 1.  There is beauty in an imperfect painting.  I love the fine details in a painting, but I have found that I also love the freedom of painting without all those details. 2.  I have more time in my week to paint than I thought I did.  I just have to better prioritize my schedule 3.  The more you paint/create the more your creative juices begin to flow.  I have so many...

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