What Was I THINKING?!?!?

The Pines next Door

I’m crazed!!!  I don’t know if it’s because I’m a Pisces or just simply deranged —  I am so easily influenced that It is extremely hard for me to stay on my own path.  And in the age of social media, it’s even more challenging.  Every day I see beautiful examples of incredible artwork — and my mind busily compares and evaluates — and then proceeds to beat me up.  I should be painting more from life, I should be painting abstracts, I should be working on my portraits — on and on and on!!!! Anyway — when I saw the 30 day challenge I considered it, then when I saw Dottie Leatherwood’s post about using it as a way to help the hurricane victims, I was on board!!  Yes I had already donated to the Red Cross, but maybe this would be a way to generate some more to donate.  

This is day three of the 30 day challenge.  After spending 2 – 3 hours painting, then another hour posting on all the various social medias and websites, then another hour cleaning up so I can go on to do other work —-I’ve realized I can’t and don’t want to do this this time.  I’m sorry Dottie!  I just can’t keep up with you!  You’re frigging amazing with all you take on and accomplish!  I’m proud of you!  But I’ve realized I have to stay on my course — hard as it is for me to even find the way — and this feels like off-course for me at this time.

Good luck to all you who are doing the challenge!!  I wish you all the best!  I’m back to trying to find my own path and continue to learn and grow as a painter and a person.  

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