Because I missed the practice of painting weekly after the first 52 WEEKS::Totem Animals project was complete, I began working on a new project in my art journal with a focus on gratitude. But...instead of just listing or painting what I'm most thankful for, I decided to paint an image for each letter of the alphabet...twice. And of course, the letter 'A' had to be art.
I'm totally thankful for the opportunity to paint, to be creative. There have been many times in my life where I've struggled and the process of creating has literally saved me, saved my sanity. I found it interesting to see what word(s) and image came up for me each week and how it pushed me to try new things. And beginning with a palette was so much fun to paint. Odd how I struggle when I'm trying to draw daily but when it comes to painting, I seem to want to paint everything, including the paint. Very interesting.
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