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Celebration Challenge: March Recap

It’s hard to believe I’m nearing my 100th painting already, and am already 1/4th of the way through this 365 day challenge!!  And to top it off, I’m publishing a brand new magazine for face and body artists VERY soon…exciting things are happening this spring at Paintertainment!!

This month produced some of my favorite new hand/arm paintings.  I convinced Sam to let me paint him FOUR times! I also did a few things I’ve never tried before…a big, freaky, toothy smile, and a celebrity caricature.  No, I’m not the best at painting these things, but that’s the beauty of challenges…they make me paint things I’d normally avoid!  It’s amazing how quickly the fear of doing something melts away when you just try it.

Each month there are themes I’m really not that excited to paint. I also have times where I really only have a few minutes to paint before my kids get off the bus, and I just have to make myself get it done.  There are also times I rush through a design, and later think of something better I wish I had done.  But I’ve learned from this experience so far that if you wait until you have the perfect chunk of time, or wait until you have that perfect, willing model, you may never do it.  So take a lesson from Nike and just DO IT, do it NOW while it’s in your head.  You can always go back and do it again if you want to do it better. Because if you wait, you may lose the idea, or you just may never try it in the first place! And there are no ideas sadder than those never realized.

Here are just a few of my favorites from the month of March…

“Day of Unplugging”

“Jewel Day”

“Quilting Day”

“Chocolate Caramel Day”

“International Day of Happiness

“Plumbing Day”

“Lips Appreciation Day”
“Crayola Crayon Day”
“Doctors Day”

What will April bring?!  I have no idea but I’m excited to keep going!  Thanks for stopping by, and happy painting!!

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Celebrate Day 90: “Crayola Crayon Day!”

Who doesn’t love a fresh, new box of Crayola crayons?!  For today’s painting I turned my fingers into crayons, and of course had to wear the watch I bought years ago when touring a Crayola factory! ;-).

A couple months ago we had an art themed birthday party for my 7 year old…it was SO fun!! Got an art themed birthday party of your own coming up? What better way to celebrate than to hire a real artist to paint the kids’ faces?! Contact Paintertainment today to book your artist!

Click here for an explanation of what these “Celebrate Day” posts are all about!