Sept 30, 2017
oil on panel, 8"x8"
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I don't even know where to start with today. But to give you some clues, I woke up immediately to class readings, an argument with Jose, running to an Uber to the art studio with my homemade almond milk chai latte, and greeted the studio with a soy cappuccino from the next door coffee shop.
I worked on a 30x40 piece I was neglecting for a while due to this challenge. But oh my gosh, it felt so gosh darn good after the morning I just had. After working on it for about 3 hours, I made some great progress and felt confident enough to start working on Day 14's piece.
I'll be honest, this piece makes me super uncomfortable.
But I slapped the painting together that way lazily and purposefully.
This morning I was not feeling well at all, and the feeling lasted through my studio session. I was exhausted from the week (and the morning) and was not ready to continue working into the weekend.
I hate myself for saying this, especially this morning, but sometimes you have to do things you sometimes don't want to do, despite your discomfort and exhaustion.
I'm glad I love to paint, or else typing that last sentence would be even more painful.
I might as well painted today's piece with my eyes closed dreaming about sleeping on a hammock in Costa Rica.
That has been a huge point of this series: to prove to myself that I can paint despite all of the craziness of work, wedding and life. To work outside of my comfort zone, to sometimes paint when I really don't feel like I can or want to. But then I wouldn't surprise myself with uncomfortable paintings like today's.
Ok, back to work I go. And to sleep for eternity.