No surprises here. Flowers and Cacti. Cacti and flowers. I have a tiny sliver of Sap green left in my palette. Made it to the end, by the hair on my chinny, chin chin. 🙂 I am very happy with the work I produced. Hallelujah!
I’ve been hoping and praying for precipitation all month. You would never know it by looking at these sunny settings. The influence of the warm desert air no doubt.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
This event kicked off our fourth year of the gathering. We welcomed many new members, a great way to begin! There were over 665 works of art created in our international group this month. An abundance of light being sent out into the world! We have members in England, Canada, Spain, Hungary, Australia, France, and Scotland. And of course from all over the US.
Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
I worked in several small series this month. Cacti, wildflowers, abstracted flowers, potted plants, and my simplified floral still life. Each day what I sat down to paint was posted for viewing. Only one early painting failed so badly that I had to start over. There are two that made me cringe when I posted them. A few others I thought were mistakes, but they received the most comments. Proving again, I am not always a reliable judge of my work. 🙂
Below are my favorites. You can clearly see why my sap green is depleted. Haha. I always love hearing what your favorites are. One reason I number my collage.
Which did you like best, and why?
I am so grateful to have you follow along this month. Your encouragement and considerate critiquing will stay with me long after the challenge has ended. I pushed myself, because I did not want to let myself down. I did not want to miss participating. But I confess, I was reminded each day how many of you prayed for me (are praying). I did not want to let you down either.
You are the wind beneath my wings! Thank you, my friends!
In a few days, I will share art and collages from the many who took part in this round of the Creative Gathering. We are fortunate to have so many gifted artists, who work in a variety of mediums and styles. I am so honored to have the opportunity to see their work each day. And learn from their strengths.
You will love a virtual stroll through the Gathering’s Gallery!
Flowers and cacti, cacti and flowers. No complaints from me! All are beautiful!
Thank you, my friend. So glad you think so. 🙂
#s 5, because its colorful and well balanced, 25, because he’s a happy chap waving at us, 28 because its my fave and simply amazing.
Haha, love that Sea. Thank you three times. 🙂 Haha. Those are some of my favorites as well. About 2/3’s count as favorites, which is awesome, and surprising. LOL 🙂 Looking forward to reading your post Sea 🙂
A spectacular 30 days for you Sheila – so many super pieces! Your favourites are pretty much the one’s I would pick except for 23 but you know me and yellow – lol. It is always fun to be part of the gathering – thanks again for all the work you do organizing things and encouraging us.
Thanks so much Val! Haha. Yes, I know. 🙂 Yellow is not a color I would choose for anything else. Well, except for maybe an old farmhouse. Haha. But I do seem to enjoy painting with it. I am so happy that you joined us. It is always great to see your work each day. 🙂 See you in September! 🙂
I have meditated on your thoughts. We all found the reason why we are artist.
It was a great challenge and it heals all things we lived through this health issues.
You are right Johanne. Coming together and creating can be very healing. 🙂 I’m so glad you were able to take part.
Thank you for your generous support. See you in September! 🙂
Sheila, your 30 paintings are a song and a prayer, a gift. I celebrate your creativity.
Dotty you are a treasure! Your kindness makes my day dear friend. Thank you 🙂