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30 Paintings in 30 Days

30 Paintings

Twice a year I participate in an event referred to as “30 Paintings in 30 Days” which is a worldwide event hosted by Leslie Saeta.  The purpose of the event is to emphasize the importance of artist discipline to paint every day and encourage a rhythm to increase your skills. To complete a painting in one day is a challenge for many and some do adjust the challenge to their personal rhythm. As long as you paint every day, all is good.

In order to keep up with the frantic pace I decided to scale down the size and cost of the canvas and allow myself the freedom to experiment with concepts and just have some fun. I accepted that not every piece would be a masterpiece and was joyful when happy accidents occurred. I find that lifting the barrier of expectations and not overthinking a piece is when I am most pleased with the end result. 

To make the challenge a little more interesting, I decided to offer daily paintings on my Facebook page for $30.00!

30 paintings in 30 days for 30 dollars had a certain ring to it. 

This limited offer gives anyone interested in my original art a chance to purchase regardless of their budget restrictions.  The regular price throughout the year is $75 which is still a value price for original art of this size. Plus, there is free shipping on all Small Art Originals!

We were encouraged to pick a theme for the challenge.

It was a natural for me to pick “hope” since that was my word of the year I have chosen to focus on.

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Each week I focused on a certain theme which spoke hope to me.

These were some of my favs and ones my collectors must have liked as well since they all sold.

bubbles art set

Several have asked me the significance of the bubbles. They actually have come to symbolize a few things for me. One is the dreams we have for our lives, to reach beyond what is safe and to enjoy the journey whether it comes to fruition or not. Also, it reminds me every day to trust in the Lord, that he will provide whatever is needed for that particular day and not to worry about the future. And third, it reminds me not to forget to have some childlike fun along the way.

 

 

art set sunset sunrise

Sunsets and sunrises have always given me a sense of hope.

Who can experience God’s majesty and not know

there is an order and overall plan for our lives?

 

Each day before I started a new painting I decided to pick one bible verse to focus on. My painting is very closely tied in with my spiritual journey and I often use that time as a form of worship. I actually wrote the verse out on the canvas before I started the painting.  I prayed that each verse embedded within the layers of the art would bring a blessing of hope to whoever might receive.

So a fun little fact to those who purchased some of this art during the challenge is that there is a special message of hope from me to you.

I really appreciate those of you have shown interest in my art and am so thankful to have the opportunity to pursue what has been a dream of mine for some time.

 If you would like a chance to win a free Small Original Art, be sure to sign up for my newsletter below!

People who receive my newsletter will also be the first to know when I will be having the next Facebook promo for the “30Paintings in 30Days” challenge,  as well as other random offerings.

 

 

xoxo

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16 thoughts on “30 Paintings in 30 Days

  1. Reply Mary Etta May 1,2016 11:53 pm

    I continue to really love your art Terri. Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us.

    • Reply TerriDavisArtDesign May 2,2016 1:55 pm

      Thank You for stopping by Mary Etta! I continue to love the direction I am going and the opportunity to share!

  2. Reply Melanie Harley Apr 29,2016 12:18 pm

    Your art is so inspiring. The colors and the dramatic design concepts are amazing. You are my favorite artist by far!

  3. Reply Christina Apr 29,2016 12:06 pm

    I love that you did that with the Bible verses. Makes them even more special

  4. Reply Sandra Funk Apr 29,2016 11:05 am

    I’m so impressed! What a creative jump start. Love the sunsets!!

    • Reply TerriDavisArtDesign Apr 29,2016 12:29 pm

      Thank You Sandra for taking the time to comment. I am very excited about this new phase of my life!

  5. Reply Shannon R. Apr 28,2016 9:52 pm

    Being a disciplined artist almost sounds like an impossible feat, but you do it and very well. Love your work.

  6. Reply Courtney Apr 28,2016 7:38 pm

    What a cool concept and a great way to be disciplined with your art. I am signing up for your newsletter so I can get my hands on a 30 in 30 canvas!

    • Reply TerriDavisArtDesign Apr 29,2016 2:12 am

      Thanks for signing up to my newsletter! The next drawing for a free Small Original will be in the summer. And the next 30 day challenge will fall in the summer as well. I do not have exact dates but you will get a heads up in the newsletter!

  7. Reply Farrha Apr 28,2016 7:34 pm

    Oh WOW Terri!

    What an wonderful accomplishment 30 paintings in 30 days. that must have taken some real commitment… and your work is just beautiful. I cant wait to work with you on a project.

    • Reply TerriDavisArtDesign Apr 29,2016 2:13 am

      Thank You Farrha! I look forward to working with you some day soon. I have been doing some commission pieces for designers as well.

  8. Reply Caroline Apr 28,2016 7:33 pm

    Amazing! That is a great accomplishment! I cannot say enough about how inspiring your art is to me! Your work is beautiful!

    • Reply TerriDavisArtDesign Apr 29,2016 2:15 am

      Thank You so much Caroline! Making the time to pursue my dream of living an artist life has been a pure joy in my life! And it means a lot when others find inspiration in my art!

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