Friday, August 23, 2013

Another 30 in 30

So I'm really psyched about this new painting style with acrylics because it's going to make it a LOT easier for me to complete a painting in a day for Leslie Saeta and Artists Helping Artists 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge :D   This will be the second time I've participated - I did this in January and it was amazing... I feel like it turned me into an artist where before I'd only been dabbling, and as a result, I've sold my first painting and several paintings since then.

I feel like I'm still all over the place with my art and haven't settled down to decide what I want to be when I grow up (but that's not all that surprising because I can't seem to make that decision in life, either).  So that's the mission for September:  find a signature style, or at least a primary signature style.

That said, I ALSO want to start doing some art journaling and devote a little more time to my sketchbook, so some of my 30/30 paintings are going to be art journal pages in ink and watercolor.  See, I'm committing, but kinda not really.  I have to feel like I can do one thing if I don't feel like doing another.  And, I may do some crazy random stuff, or custom orders, too.  So no rules except paint every day.

This is going to be a BIG challenge for me because September is not really the best month to be doing it.  I am doing more craft shows in the next two months with my jewelry and chainmaille business, You've Got Maille, than I have done all the rest of the year, and one of them is HUGE.  Plus Christmas season is coming up and I need to be making jewelry and things for that.  But who knows, maybe I'll sell some paintings this Christmas season, too :)

If you're an artist, or even if you think you might want to be an artist, it'd be so awesome if you joined me in the challenge.  And if are an artist and you don't listen to Artists Helping Artists podcast, you totally should.

Okay, so:  today's art.
Is this done? I'm not sure. Not happy with the contrast.
In other fun news, I got my 2 ponies from Tumble Creatures today. They are modeled after my 2 horses and I LOVE them!