RESULTS of my 20 Day Portrait Challenge

Updated: Aug 20, 2019

These are the results of trying to tap back into my creativity and specifically painting after ignoring it for 20 plus years. The point of doing this was to try and create a daily painting (art making) habit and to inspire me to get going again BUT I'm struggling because a few things happened.


I got tired of looking at and painting myself so there are only 16 portrait and I just can't bring myself to do anymore at the moment.


The next thing that happened was that I started to feel overwhelmed by what to paint, how to paint, am I good enough, what if nobody likes my art, why am I even making art, do I have the money to buy the supplies to make the art I want to make...especially if its all just going to collect dust in storage.


Making art is different than being a writer, musician or actor; all the supplies and finished pieces can cost a lot in supplies and take up a lot of space. Especially for me because I discovered what I like is painting on big...the bigger the better canvases and they take up a lot of space and are expensive.


The last challenge I have is feeling isolated. I live in a small town and I'm not part of an artistic community and don't know where to find one. I'd love to take some classes to learn some new skills and have some camaraderie with other artists.


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