I wasn’t going to do this….

 

Be Still Acrylic on canvas panel. 8 x 8. © 2015 Pam Wingard

Be Still
Acrylic on canvas panel.
12 x 12.
© 2015 Pam Wingard

….and I’m still probably not going to post EVERY day. Twice a year Leslie Saeta holds a ’30 paintings in 30 days’ challenge. I’ve done it twice. I decided that I prefer to paint large, which is pretty difficult to do if you are trying to complete a painting every day. So I resolved not to do the daily painting challenge this time. Then the feed started coming through on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter. It made me feel like I was missing out on something. But that still wasn’t enough for me to refocus from my 2015 goals, which do not include completing a painting each day. HOWEVER, what I DID realize was that I had a series of paintings I wanted to complete and I also wanted to paint for a period of time each weekday. SO….in order to do this, I decided that I might as well post these paintings to the daily challenge just to keep me accountable. That said, I don’t plan on posting every day. I do plan on posting regularly. The idea of the challenge is to paint more. It’s the whole Malcom Gladwell 10,000 hours thing. Paint a lot, your work gets stronger. Simple.

I still plan on working on some pattern designs, some larger paintings, and a weekly licensing collection. Along with that, I’d like to do a bit more writing – inspirational blog posts, travel posts, and recipes too. Yes, an aggressive plan. Isn’t that what January is all about?

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