I started the 30 day watercolor challenge last month as a way to push myself as I’m learning this new-to-me medium. I have gotten way behind, though! I knew when I started that even though it was a 30 day challenge that certainly was meant to be done in 30 consecutive days, I probably wouldn’t be able to keep that pace with everything else happening. So, I’ve made a point to not get stressed about it and just work through the list as I have the chance.
Here are the days I’ve done, picking up from where I left off on my last watercolor post…
day 4 | book
That’s the Hunger Games Catching Fire, in case you didn’t know!
day 5 | drink (Izze is my favorite)
day 6 | fruit
day 7 | nuts (No, I don’t have an announcement!)
day 8 | mess or spill
day 9 | toothbrush
day 10 | pencils
day 11 | pen
day 12 | hair accessory
(I pushed myself on this one and I think this little lady is my favorite so far.)
day 13 | candy
day 14 | paperclips
(I admit that I sort of breezed through this one and the toothbrush day, because they weren’t very inspiring to me!)
day 15 | nail polish
There are some very talented people who joined me in the challenge and you can find them on Instagram using #30daywatercolorchallenge .
I’ve been toying with the idea of selling these originals. There really isn’t a reason for me to hoard them and some of you have expressed an interest. I’ll keep you posted on that.
Even though I haven’t been doing the watercolor challenge faithfully, I have been doing a lot of painting and sketching, but it’s work for clients, so I haven’t been able to share it.
Here are some sneak peeks, though…
One hurdle I need to get past is confidence and really viewing myself as an artist. I approach each blank piece of paper with a lot of insecurities, thinking it’ll probably be passable, but never really great.
I think my work will grow even further when I relax and stop looking at pieces with such a critical eye.
I’m really, really enjoying it, though, which is a good thing, because I have a lot of painting and sketching to do this month!