September 30, 2014

Day # 30

It's the last day of the 30 in 30 day Challenge.
OMG! what will I do tomorrow?   This was an experience I wouldn't want to have missed, but I doubt I would do it again. 
When I signed up and posted my first painting on Sept 1,  I already knew I would finish and not miss even one day. . 
There aren't many rules to this challenge and you were allowed to do a few ahead or even two in one day.  Well I did both and still found myself constantly pressured to do yet another. I didn't choose a 'theme', but chose to paint what I wanted.. I knew I'd get crazy painting 30 of anything day after day.. 
 Supposedly there were over a thousand registered although I never saw more than 400 entries on any given day. As the days went by it dropped by ten and twenty. 
There will be another Challenge in 2015  if you care to do it.
For now that's it for me. I'm looking forward to doing some mixed media, collage and watercolor. I'm also going to open an Etsy account (again) and offer my original paintings at a very affordable price.. I'll let you know when it's opened.. 
Thanks to Jan Werdin who,  along with me struggled through it to the last day..She was a 'team mate' and we cheered each other on..
  Congratulations Jan, we made it!!! Jan is a watercolorist and  mixed media artist and does wonderful work with handmade papers and collages..Click on her name above and check it out.
Many thanks to all of my blogfriends who came every single day to encourage me . (even when some of my paintings were not up to par and a little scary )  .. I won't name names as I fear I might forget one or two, but you know who you are...  
Now looking forward to my 4 day vacation/workshop at St. Pete Beach... end of this month.  It's my birthday present to me,
Barbra Joan .... 

 

25 comments:

  1. What an honest post! thanks for sharing your journey! I enjoyed the challenge = ) all the best with your ART!!!

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    1. Thanks Sue for coming by... and your comments.

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  2. BJ - wow - you did finish and in the finest form - congratulations. You will have deserved that lovely birthday present/vacation. I am sure you will be quite successful selling your art on Etsy - someday maybe I will do this too. In the meantime I will enjoy your work and check out Jan's work. I am so glad to have enjoyed the result of your labor on a regular basis - xo xo!!

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    1. Debbie, thanks and you know your one of the blogfriends that was here every day cheering me on...

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  3. Thanks Barbara Joan for making it though with me. It was fun. I think I'm crazy enough to do the challenge again, it just depends on what is on my plate for when it comes up, usually in January, I think. I may open an Etsy account too, but it will have to wait until I get back from a trip we're taking next month. Happy painting!

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    1. Yes, Jan we made it. and yes, Jan if your crazy enough to do it again.. good luck .

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  4. You deserve the greatest birthday ever, Barbra! Tomorrow will be a bit lonely but I am sure you will come up with something new. You are unstoppable!

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    1. Jerry you were here every single day with your comment and encouragement...it meant so much to me...

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  5. Well I've enjoyed following your progress, well done you. Hats off to you (oh there's a subject for next year). Now enjoy your break

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  6. Well done BJ, you should feel proud of your achievement, and you certainly deserve your reward.

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  7. Enjoy your vacation in St. Pete - you will being wonderful added energy to it after having made it through this 30 day challenge! Brava!

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    1. Thanks Jim I certainly am looking forward to it. Thanks too for the visits, and comments.

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  8. Congratulations, I love seeing your daily paintings! At first I thought you had taken a photo with your brushes and your final watercolor but I love how it is a painting of your brushes and a rose, so pretty! Enjoy your workshop and slower painting schedule.

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    1. Celia, I painted parts of my banner for this blog..
      thanks for always coming by...

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  9. A beautiful and totally Barbra Joan way of ending this challenge. I am so proud of you and look! You now have 30 beautiful pieces of art for your next show!

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    1. Hi Sherry, thanks so much for being an ever faithful blog friend..

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  10. Enjoy you break and big congrats on achieving your goal in this challenge

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  11. Congratulations BJ and a very Happy Birthday. Absolutely love this 30th post. Well done and enjoy your break.

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  12. Well done on completing the challenge BJ. I never doubted for a moment that you'd see it through to completion .... that's who you are.
    I hope you have a great time in St. Pete and that the workshop is everything you hope it is. ;-)

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    1. Thank you John for your confidence in me..

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  13. BJ, Happy birthday, you deserve a break. I especially love this painting. Congratulations honey, love,Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana, for all your encouragement.

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  14. Wow, BJ, I am truly impressed with your meeting of the challenge and with the varied, interesting paintings you did along the way. I enjoyed browsing them and was especially touched by the strong, enduring hawk you painted in tribute to your son, Louis. Thank you for sharing the entire journey of this 30 days!

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    1. Thanks Mary, at times it wasn't easy to pick a subject but somehow I muddled through it.

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