Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Celebrate Challenge: January Recap!

Whew...I've just completed a full month of posting daily paintings! I have to say, this has been a total blast!  I've found myself doing so many things I've never done before: an ankle painting, a foot painting, pieces that involved the use of two hands, and even turned myself into a grizzly old man!  I've painted pastries, pasta, animals, objects, modes of transportation, cartoon characters, morse code and even a questioning cat!

Here's a collage of all the paintings I did this month:


This challenge has actually been a huge help in keeping me sane this month!  If you're connected to me on Facebook, chances are you've been subjected to a bit of the moaning and groaning I've been doing over the completely mind numbing tasks I've been doing this past month: updating inventory, catching up on expense tracking in Quickbooks, generating 1099's for contractors, paying sales taxes, and taking some online college classes in financial and managerial accounting.  In the midst of these not-so-creative tasks, it was really helpful to have that constant nudge to take a break and paint!  

Here are a few of my favorites from January...
"Bird Day" - a re-make of an old hand design

"Harlem Globetrotters Day"

"Argyle Day"

"Pharmacists' Day"

"Women's Healthy Weight Day"

"Squirrel Appreciation Day"
"Inspire your Heart with Art Day"
"Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day"
"Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day"
"Chocolate Cake Day"
"Opposite Day"


I can hardly wait to see what new challenges February brings!  Be sure to subscribe to the blog via the link in the upper right corner if you'd like to follow along, and you'll receive my daily challenges in your email.  Thanks for stopping by, and happy painting! :-)

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