I’ve decided to do something fun in addition to all the health stuff and recipes I post here. I’m a pretend artist and it’s one of my biggest loves ever. I dream of being a real artist someday…I doubt it will happen, but a girl can dream, right? I am very new into this whole painting thing. I just started oil painting about a year ago, so I’m very much a beginner. I’ve never painted with acrylics or watercolours from a tube. A few weeks ago I started doodling Manga style, but mostly, I just doodle away however I like. Then I stumbled on this image (below) with the 30-Day Challenge on it and I was inspired. I knew that I needed to expand myself beyond my own art journals, sketches, and doodles…and this was it!
Then…I realized that if I did one of those projects a day I’d wear myself out. I lead a busy life and to add that to my daily agenda I knew that my art quality would suffer. So I came up with a plan to still do this challenge. I would see the Challenge as a list. As soon as I finished project one, I would then get on with project two once I had time. Once I start to do things fast, the quality drops like a rock.
(image via Pinterest)
For me, art is an outlet. Whenever I have emotions I need to get out, I need to talk, journal, write songs or poetry, draw, or paint. I can’t keep things buried inside. There’s something about painting or drawing that is very therapeutic…it transports your imagination to a different world. It’s very relaxing and there’s something about blending the paints and mixing colours that seems to make me calm. That is, until I get frustrated for not getting what’s inside my head on the canvas…this, of course, breaks the spell. *smile*
This is my latest painting I just finished a couple days ago (the beginning of it you can see in the top photo). It’s of one of my nieces. Her family recently got a photo shoot done and I fell in love with the pictures and knew I had to paint one of them!
So I hope you enjoy this little journey as much as I will! Maybe you’re an artist and would like to hop in on the challenge?! I would love that.
What activities do you find relaxing?
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