30 Paintings in 30 Days- "Connecticut Treasures"
I still can't believe I painted all of these in 30 days?!!
I have to laugh now how hesitant I was to start this challenge. In fact, I kept hear Leslie Saeta talk about the challenge on her weekly Blog Talk Radio Show "Artists Helping Artists" and a little voice keep saying "do it, Linda" but I kept ignoring the voice.
I would make up excuses each time I heard that voice. I even rehearsed my excuse so when that voice spoke again, I was ready, prepared with the fastest, roll-off my tongue excuse. I could say it with conviction
"Sorry, too Busy!"
But the voice grew louder and louder until the first day of the challenge when I saw all those artists post on Day 1.
The voice became a command "DO IT LINDA... NOW!"
I played one more excuse card, thinking it was the trump card,
"but I don't have a theme?" (said in a very sheepish voice)...
and the response...
"Oh Yes You DO! Where do you live Linda?"
"and how often do you say how beautiful this state is and how much you'd like paint this place or paint that place?"
"I guess I say it... almost daily..."
"Sooo, Excuses ... Be Gone!"
and now, February 1, 2013... I can confidently say to my inner voice...
"I was gonna do it anyways, why'd ya have to nag me so much!"
(well, that's what my kids say to me)
But it feels like a beginning and not an end. This challenge was only the catalyst for something bigger... why? because that inner voice is speaking to me again and this time... I"m going to not only listen but ACT!
Thank you again to all my friends, family and new online friends, I really appreciate all your support and kind words of encouragement... you are a blessing to me and if you live (lived) in Connecticut... you are a "Connecticut Treasure" to ME!
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
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