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30 Days of Art – A look Back



Jan 30 in 30 5 x 5


I am so glad I participated again this year in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. It is quite a learning experience. I think the hardest part for me, is writing each day about what I have created.

I know I very often tell you I am not happy with the daily painting. (Lord please tell me I did not complain every day!) Seeing the paintings here, I am really very happy with them all. I know I struggled with wanting to spend more time on each piece. I wanted to create more along the lines of “Fine Art” and less, well less like the level that I am actually at.

I can see a huge improvement in my work, and that is AWESOME! I did not explore Pastels, or work in acrylics or collage as I had hoped. But I did work on Arches paper, as well as start to get familiar with YUPO. In that respect I did stretch out of my comfort zone.

I love the act of painting daily. I love discovering artists, and seeing their work every day. The absolute best part of the challenge for me, is making new friends. There are so many super talented artists taking part in the challenge. The beauty and diversity of what you create… it is a gift! You really are amazing!


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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who visits my blog.
And thank you for taking the time to comment.
Your kind words are icing on the cake!


I will be catching up on visiting artists sites in the next few days. So bummed I am behind – what treasures I am missing!!!

Oh hey, good news here. I received my complimentary copy of Patty Digh’s new book, with my artwork inside. I will share it with you tomorrow!

Thanks again everyone, happy creating to you!

God Bless!







Day 15 of 30 in 30

Lotus. 4 x 6 postcard, watercolor and pen on 140 lb. cold press paper. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Lotus. 4 x 6 postcard, watercolor and pen on 140 lb. cold press paper. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

My painting for today is another postcard for Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art Postcard Exchange. Kat has volunteers help her to sort and prep the cards for mailing. I am going to send extra cards, as a  “Thank You” for their help in making the exchange possible.

I was looking through The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones today. One of my treasures. My brother treated me to it at a discount book store, years ago. Six dollars for an encyclopedias worth of design information. My inspiration today is from the section on Egyptian motifs.

The lotus flower was a symbol of purity and rebirth. Lotus is often seen with Papyrus in artworks, together they symbolize the unity between upper and lower Egypt. It takes several days for the lotus to rise from murky pond waters. Amazing flower don’t you think?