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Canvas Painting: a 2014 Project

The above quote sums up my Sunday night and one of my goals for 2014. In January, I set out to create a canvas painting for each month of the year. The paintings would be symbolic of my life during those 30/31 days. I wanted to capture the essence of what was going on in my life at the time.

Good Canvas Painting Intentions

As the year went on my canvas painting duties fell by the wayside. I had great intentions of keeping on track and capturing my life…one canvas at a time. However, even the best intentions can go astray. I purchased my art supplies in February and finally started painting in August (I know, I got a late start). Below are the January and February paintings.

Feeling Inspired

After getting started and being inspired, I felt energized and ready to catch up with the project. And, you guessed it, life happened. Again, I slacked off…until this past Sunday night. I was able to complete another painting for March and sketch the beginnings of the April canvas painting. Below is the progress for the March painting referencing the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. South Central Regional Conference (SCRC) held in Dallas and the passing of my Aunt Kathy.

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New Goal

My new goal is to finish the 2014 paintings by the end of January 2015. Somebody hold me accountable, please! I am already thinking of art projects to represent the months next year. My first inclination is to go with free-hand sketches on color backgrounds. I plan to be better about staying on track with the next project.

Art makes the world go ’round! It is fun and challenging at the same time. Does art spark creativity or does creativity spark art? I think they work together seamlessly to allow us to create magic. Now back to canvas painting and reflecting on the year that was.

What are your creative projects for 2015?

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I'm a female who enjoys french fries and everything associated with them. I am a foodie, a carb lover and someone on a mission to lose the extra pounds. At the core of things, I am a storyteller. Professionally, I’m a marketer. I write about food, exercise, traveling and events. I am a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Welcome to my life…one post at a time.
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  1. Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club

    I’m a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and my cousin is an artist and just made a painting we have hanging in our guest bedroom. I am always impressed with the artistry. My daughter is also taking art classes to improve her technique as well. Any art projects I have in 2015 will be realized through my cousin and daughter. LOL.

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