So I started off this month by actually taking a 3 day break. It was the start of the month, my mom's birthday was on the 3rd and I guess I just needed a few days to rest. I won't say I didn't do other things, for example I had to do a quick sketch for homework on all three days of my break but I didn't take the time and sit down to do my "daily" painting. It was still very much a break and now I am easing back into this.
I think I am seeing the pros and the cons to this kind of challenge... Each month I finish I am like, "hell yeah, I'm amazing.. I just did another month," and then literally that same day, I just continue on with another. It kind of humbles you but at the same time feels like I don't have enough to reflect on what I've done.
Trying to work through that.
April will take me through day 91 through 120!
I will be excited about that 100 day milestone...
April 1st-3rd I technically didn't make anything...
but I did make a little triptych to represent those days...
This was a long hard month but I made it through.
Admittedly there were several days where I didn't paint something. I did however paint something in its place the following day. And that's okay. If anything, this processed showed me that through chaos and stress and sadness, that making time each day for reprieve and for myself, is so important.
I mainly used Dr. PH Martin's Watercolors this month with a few rogue acrylic ink moments.
I switched around from Strathmore Black Mixed Media Paper, to Toned Tan and Toned Blue Mixed Media Paper, and a few times used Arches 140lb Cold Press.
I am still trying to lean into what feels natural and what feels good as I explore color and mark making. For the month of May, I will be painting with ACRYLIC!!! Switching it up to try to revitalize my relationship with acrylic painting.