30 Paintings in 30 Days – How Did I Do?

First, the pretty picture. This is what we woke up to this morning – an inch of new snow, which was a total surprise!

Denise Bellon West - Yucca with Snow

So, how did I do with my “30 paintings in 30 days” challenge???

Well, this is one of those good-news/bad-news things. But since there’s way more good news than bad news, I’ll start with the Bad News.

THE BAD NEWS IS:

No, I didn’t get 30 paintings done in 30 days.

There. That wasn’t so bad now, was it?

THE GOOD NEWS IS:

 

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West - Darling Pasha

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West – Darling Pasha

- I did get some new paintings done, like my little sweetheart Pasha.

…but then I got sort of sidetracked…and revisited several others, like this one:

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West, Feathergrass in Fall

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West, Feathergrass in Fall

 

And this one:

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West, Rio

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West, Rio

(This is why you don’t have me paint anything that isn’t a painting; it’s one of those If You Give a Mouse a Cookie┬ásort of things. You ought to see me try to paint a wall, for instance. I do a little here, then a little over there, then up here, then some down there… Finally, someone has to come and paint the wall for me!)

- I spent several days designing 17 new notecards, and I’m still working on them. These 2 new ones will be made into Christmas cards for next year – nos. 18 and 19!

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West, CHRISTMAS WREATH

 

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West - Bows and Berries

Copyright 2013 Denise Bellon West – Bows and Berries

- An ad will be coming out in Southwest Art Magazine in a month or two, which took another few days to work out.

- Countless hours were spent working on my website redesign – which has turned into a HUGE overhaul!

- And, last but not least, hours and days were spent getting ready for construction to begin on our house, which is finally underway!!!!!!!

Here is my escapism before I drift off to sleep. Arnold on my nightstand!

Denise Bellon West - Arnold on My Nightstand

I had no interest in reading Arnold’s new book, but, hey, I’m a groupee through and through.

The book jumped off the library shelf as I was walking by, so I figured I’d take it home and look at all the pictures (of which there are MANY). I will say, that the final chapter is well worth the read. He may not be the perfect human being, but he sure has a lot of admirable traits.

What’s on your nightstand?

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