“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper
Like any training is there value simply in participating in the challenge?
What will I gain from this? What do I want to gain from it?
I am on Day 42 of a 100 day challenge and I am behind, but I have done 42 expressive paintings.
My colors surprise me.
In my haste to express my colors of the day I have made a huge mess.
I am not happy with all the 'finished' pieces. I need to remind myself often that it is the process of creating that is the focus, not the finished products.
The act of creating in and of itself has value.
I know that art and creativity are important vehicles for expression.
Creativity is good. It has been shown to lessen anxiety, improve immune function, and clear the mind.
I will continue working on this, even with missed days.
It's hard to put paintings out there on social media, especially the quick unfinished ones.
I will see where this goes.
And if you are interested in reading a little more about my response to this challenge you can go to
this link for a little more information.