I was surprised at how clean and organized my studio stayed during the 30-in-30 Challenge. The photo above was taken at about Day 23. I was certainly glad I had a drying rack and lots of supplies on hand before the challenge started. With that said, I really didn't plan ahead very well. I knew about the challenge and was tossing around the idea of doing it early in December but despite Leslie's suggestion, I did not check to make sure I had enough. I never ran out of anything I desperately needed but that's only because I'm a bit of a supplies-hoarder. I was most surprised at how many tubes of paint are now down to almost nothing, especially White. Before the challenge, I had one and a half large tubes (150 ml) of white paint and now I'm down to less than a quarter of the last tube.
My Poinsettia is still hanging on but she has seen better days. I had a tiny one before Christmas but that one died within a week. Apparently Poinsettia prefer cold, dark basements to warm, light kitchens. I had no idea.
I am so thankful for doing this Challenge and for Leslie Saeta who encourages all of us to keep pushing and keep improving. I have so many more paintings swirling around in my head, just wanting to be done and that is definitely a good thing. My visitor stats have jumped significantly this month and I have sold more art in one month than I did all of last year. I have taken a couple of days off from the studio but have spent a huge amount of time amassing reference photos for future paintings.
Later I will do Leslie's collage of the month's paintings. Looking forward to that. But right now, I need to get to the factory... yikes! I'm late.
Poinsettia, still kicking.