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Weekly Summary - Feb 5 2021

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Weekly Summary - Feb 5 2021

So how did the last week of watercolor painting go? As with last week, it's a resounding "just fine." I am well and truly out of my slump from the holidays, and I am painting consistently. The week was disappointing in other ways--I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear my "real job" is still agonizingly boring. It's a very "feast or famine" type of workflow, and I'm in an unusually long drought. I've spent a lot more time and energy looking for a new job this week but it's super discouraging, time-consuming, and tiring.  I've kept my #100daysproject going...

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Valentine Pop Up Feb. 13, 2021

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Valentine Pop Up Feb. 13, 2021

Come down to the Kansas City Design Collective to shop local artists and makers for Valentine's Day gifts, and enjoy food trucks! I'll be participating on Saturday, Feb. 13 from noon to 4pm.  Social distancing and masks are mandatory.  Address & details available here.

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Weekly Summary - Jan 29 2021

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Weekly Summary - Jan 29 2021

I'm feeling pretty ok with how this past week has gone, at least when it comes to art. I did a decent job sticking with my goals from last week's post. (Last time here.) I haven't missed a day of the 100 Days Project yet, and I stuck with my commitment to focus on fun in my painting, which legitimately took some of the pressure off.  I always start the week off with a bang, spending a good amount of time in the studio on Saturdays. Sundays get harder, because I get pretty down with the "Sunday sads"--the thing where you...

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Weekly Summary - Jan 22 2021

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Weekly Summary - Jan 22 2021

The wheel turns, and despite feeling pretty optimistic last week, I felt adrift this week again, and didn't get a ton of painting done. Catch up on last week here. When I say I didn't get a ton of painting done, I mean I got nothing done that I could use for any shows or sales. I also didn't paint in many large blocks like I often do when I'm really in a good head space. I started the 100 Days Project last week, and I kept it up so I painted every day. But most days that was all...

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Starting the 100 Days Project

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Starting the 100 Days Project

I am now 8 days through the 100 Days Project. This is a hashtag & trend I see going around social media every year--the goal is to do a small creative activity for 100 days. Ideally it would be an unbroken stretch, but life happens, so just keep going. Even though I have really disliked painting every day when I participate in July's World Watercolor Month, for some reason this had been calling to me. The project is an official thing, with a website and community and everything, and it has an official start date at the end of January. But I...

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