I have never been one to name my works of art, but it’s a new year and this is a new project–so here I am, naming paintings. This one I called, The Takeoff since it is the very first painting in my do-a-painting-a-week project this year. There are a few things I wanted to achieve with this project. First being to enjoy myself. Painting is my “me time.” I really tried to escape to a happier place while I painted this one in our dining area, since we haven’t set up a desk or make-shift studio anywhere yet, with Greta literally painting all over my palette the entire time. At one time, I started laughing because it wasn’t at all what I was envisioning. Maybe by the end of the year, I’ll have a place set up somewhere in the house where I can escape for a few minutes after putting the girls (there will be two by then!) to bed.
And that’s another thing this project is about–evolving. My paintings, my style–absolutely. But also our lives. To incorporate more of the things that calm and define us. We have, in a way, become slaves to our schedules and duties over the past couple years like any responsible adult, and this is an attempt to incorporate something that I love, and worked hard at for years in college, back into my life. And it is so like me to give myself a weekly deadline for even the fun things. Ha!
Like I mentioned last week, I will be producing one painting a week and presenting that painting here on Fridays. It will also be available for purchase in my Etsy shop. This is the first of many more to come. My mind can barely wrap itself around what painting 19 or 47 might look like. Can’t wait to share this evolving project with you.
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