Best of the Month

September 2020

September is a time of change and new beginnings. I decided that this would be the perfect time to create a new routine and start painting again.

I wanted to challenge myself by painting something every day. I found a list of prompts online so that’s what I’ll be using for reference.

Click to access art-themes.pdf

I started in the middle of the month rather than waiting until October. I also got my first bullet journal and started using it now rather than waiting till January. I believe that when we wait for the “right time” to start something, it will never happen, so why not start now?

Listing the prompts

Here’s what I learned so far:

  • Painting is more time consuming than I thought
  • It’s hard to know when a piece is finished, when in doubt it’s better to leave it than overwork it
  • I spend way too much time browsing through photos on Pinterest 😅
  • Blank pages don’t intimidate me as much anymore, I’m no longer afraid to make mistakes, because even if I mess up I know that I’ll be painting something new tomorrow

My very first piece 😊

Day 1 Happy
My dog Luna ❤️
Day 3 Sleep
Day 2 Beautiful
Day 6 Secret
Day 13 Friendship

I used a reference photo of my friends and I, I liked the pink light in the photo and thought it would make a good painting.

It’s also the newest addition to my wall 🙂