it's true, people.
in june i decided to embark upon #30daysofplay. 30 days of me having fun in my art journal and posting on instagram, regardless of how it looked in the end. it was a scary proposition, but i'm so happy i did it. see the first week's recap here.
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here is week 2 ::
here is week 3 ::
and here is the last week of #30daysofplay ::
so what did i gain from my #30days of play?
++ i know i need to work on my photography. and i need to work on styling my image with better backgrounds and props.
++ i had so much fun just playing. not allowing myself to think of if it would sell or how many likes it would get on instagram.
++ even though i didn't worry about the final outcome while i was creating, there were definitely some days i didn't want to post it on IG because i thought it wasn't good enough. but i posted anyway and there was something freeing in that.
my kids only had 2 days of school last week due to a scheduled day and snow days. so i spent a lot of time drawing with my girls. it's nice to not have a computer screen in front of me when we spend time together.
we had lots of great conversation.
if you follow me on instagram, you may have seen my posts showing this painting in progress. i showed the simple sketch and how it evolved to this. it was fun to show peeks of the process and i think i'll do it again next time i paint!
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