I missed another day. In missing that day, I had actually convinced myself that no one but me cared about this project. I had told myself that creating a painting *almost* every day would be ok because I was the only person that was viewing the project as it progressed. I mentioned this in passing to Gary...
Gary said he cared about the project and that he thought I should continue and paint every day. Then my former student, Alex, sent me a facebook message stating; "I love your kachina series!!! Please don't stop <3" which totally threw me for a loop. Then Lauren, a fellow Artworks Board Member, told me he was really interested in the series I'm creating and that they were very good (exact words unknown, but that was the gist). The external validation and acknowlegement of my work was a big motivator.
So here is my day 16. Kachina is resting on the tufted bench that sits in my guest room. He looks rested, and I am now going to rest as well. I'll try my best to paint every day. Fingers crossed that I can manage my goal and my
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
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