Saturday, July 26, 2014

September 2014 30 Paintings in 30 Days

I'm joining the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge again. It excites me as last time it was a good experience. Not only did I complete 16 out of 30 paintings in the month of January (while in the heavy throws of grief), I sold 7 paintings. I never expected that outcome. I thought, after the Challenge ended, that I'd be able to continue to paint daily but I've been pretty much unable to paint at all. The story of my journey of grief since 8/24/13 is a long one. I could never explain it here in a concise way. It's a story. It's a journey. It's intense.

I move onward now towards painting daily with this challenge as a motivator. I'll be asking my #1 angel for help, along with all of my protective angels and guides. All of my paintings may not be pretty or conform to my usual self-imposed standards. I don't mind if they don't. I want to learn and grow and express myself and move paint around as an expression of my inner experience. Whatever that means, however that manifests on the canvas is ok. I am open. I will show up to the easel. I will mix my paints, I will get through the ugly stages of my paintings, I will finish my paintings. I give my critical left brain a one way ticket.

Here is the link. I highly recommend joining in. There are a lot of benefits that are offered and unfold during the process. Oh, it's free.

September 2014 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge with Leslie Saeta

A Painting is Born

Suzy's Poppies
Acrylic on Canvas
not for sale

My daughter asked for 'some paintings' for her apartment and I was able to squeak one out! It wasn't easy. The grief is affecting my ability to paint. The trick is to paint long enough so that it hooks me. I then can't walk away, my right brain in engaged and the left brain/ego/mean voice in my head takes a walk. This painting does show how rusty I am. That will remedy itself. Onward. Peace