I was recently nominated by my friend (and fellow artist) Neena Plant-Henninger to do a challenge on Facebook: Post three paintings per day for five days - and nominate another artist to do the same each day that you post. They could be old or new paintings. The point: to fill Facebook with art images for the new year.
Sounded fun, so I did! :)
I tried to post around a bit of a theme for each day. Here are my five days' worth of paintings.
Day 1: Ballerinas (slightly older work)
Day 2: Animals (more recent work)
Day 3: Portraits (REALLY old work...but I still like them :))
Day 4: Kokopelli (more recent work - including a woven painting)
Day 5: Butterflies (slightly older + more recent work - and, of course, I couldn't choose favorites, so three paintings turned into seven for this final day!)
This was super fun, and also a good exercise for me. It helped me to realize that, even though I am facing the challenges of balancing work, wife, mother over the past 7-10 years, I am still carving out small moments to paint. It may not be as often as I wish or for as long, but at least something has been produced. :)
So...for all you busy moms (and dads) out there with little children at home, a full-time non-artist job to pay the bills, and a spouse that demand your time. Have hope. Keep Calm and PAINT ON!
"Creativity takes courage." ~ Henri Matisse