Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The '29 Faces' in May Challenge....







Ay carumba!  Another '29 Faces' Challenge....!   


Indeed yes, we have a SECOND '29 Faces' Challenge afoot.  Can you believe that?   As you may recall I participated in the first one, back in February.  Fun times indeed -- apparently  so popular in fact that Ayala, of Ayala's Art, has decided to instigate another Faces challenge, for this, our merry month of May....!

I must be honest and say that I had to think long and hard about joining in on the fun this time around.   February was a quiet month on my end, as I expected it would be -- while I already know full well May is shaping up to be considerably busier.  And heck, not to mention the last time nearly drove me bonkers by the end of it, heh.  It's a lot of work to paint, photograph, upload, edit, and blog every single day!  And so I had to really ruminate whether I wanted to actively participate again, or perhaps just follow along this time around.    I went to bed last night pretty certain I was going to be sitting this one out....  That is until, as often happens to me, I must have worked it ALL out in my sleep, because I woke up this morning instead resolved to actually dive in, yet again (takes deep breath)....

Things shall be a little different this time around however.  As many of you may recall, my original objective for the FIRST '29 Faces' Challenge, was to  attack what I (jokingly) referred to as my 'pile of shame' -- all of my pesky unfinished projects, in various states of incompletion, for which I set out to use February's challenge as motivation to properly finish up.  Well, while there are still a few WIP hold-outs from back then that might make an appearance this month, my primary objective this time around will actually be quite different.  Instead of using May's Challenge to revisit and resurrect and finally RESOLVE a number of old projects, as I did in February, I'm going to use this month's '29 Faces' May challenge to help motivate me to BEGIN a number of NEW projects.  There are several paintings I ought to have initiated by now (I'm looking at YOU, EBSQ....), and can feel them hanging (in some cases LOOMING) over my head.   I aim to use this Challenge as impetus to sort things out in that regard.  

That being the case however, my approach will likely be a little different this time around.  In February I had a completed painting/project for nearly every single day, and I devoted myself to long and involved blog posts.  This time however, due to the nature of my objective, plus a number of time constraints this month, there will likely be far more simple sketches and WIP's as my daily 'Faces', and I expect my posts to be a little less verbose.   I'm thinking I will just have to approach it all this month overall a bit more casually perhaps than I did back in February.  We'll see...

In any case, I hope you'll check back with me to see how I get along with this new '29 Faces' May Challenge....!

2 comments:

Caryn Strauss-Smith said...

Patience, I am so excited to see you on here and loved your blog detailing your plans for this time around. I am so excited to see what you will come up with this month. You are so unique and wonderful with your art that it's bound to be outstanding...again!!
xo Caryn

Patience said...

Thanks so much, Caryn! I actually owe it to you for my having joined again this time around you know -- your note on my FB page was a reminder of how enjoyable it was the last time, plus your mentioning your new job made me realise that if a busy person such as yourself can tackle it again, then surely I can too ;-). And so I am -- here it is nearly 2:30 in the morning and I'm still up getting my first Face of '29 Faces May' painted/ photographed/uploaded/listed/blogged about/linked, lol! ;-) Oy, glutton for punishment, lol....! But I'll get into the groove again soon I;m sure -- in any case, thanks so much for your really kind comment and sweet words regarding my artowrk, Caryn! Quite lovely of you!