My day started with pancakes piled to the ceiling with whipped cream and birthday cake flavored cotton candy…not for me, but for the special “little” girl who captured my heart with her first breath 12 years ago today.
Pumpkin celebrated with a pile of birthday pancakes, followed by donuts for her and her class, followed by chocolate birthday cake smothered in candy, followed by another celebration with her dad. What a day filled with celebration! As it should be.
I spent my day having lunch with Pumpkin, then ran to have lunch with Goose at her school, and then lunch with two of my favorite artists/biz women/masterminds and all around awesome people, Debra and Jennifer. Between then and now was filled with all the mom stuff that us moms do, but can’t always remember by the end of the day! It was a fantastic day, but left me at 9:30pm still not having been to my studio to do my creative challenge for the day. I thought about not doing anything and decided that just wouldn’t do. I’ve been wanting to participate in Jennibellie’s monthly art challenges for over a year, but was too overwhelmed to even think about adding one more thing to my schedule. Tonight I realized my own personal challenge would be a great way to incorporate Jennibellie’s challenge into my creativity routine! I’m so crazy excited about this…I feel extra accomplished for doing double duty on my challenge today.
Jennibellie’s challenge this month is Precious Metals. I chose to mimic her demo video by doing an abstract painting too. Unfortunately I didn’t like how mine turned out at all.
As I was reminding myself that my creativity habit is about process not the finished result I had a flash of remembrance from a workshop I took with the fabulously talented Tracy Verdugo last year. She had made mention that you could cut up your painted canvas into a series of paintings if you didn’t care for what the original painting looked like. Brilliant! I sat with my painting for a few minutes until I couldn’t look at it anymore and started cutting it into smaller paintings.
I love how they turned out!
So much fun to feel liberated to experiment with my art without expectation of outcome.
I’m definitely going to be doing this particular challenge again!
What’s on your easel this week? Share in the comments below what you’re working on