‘Many Moons To Go’ – Day 356/365

‘Many Moons To Go’ – Day 356/365

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I don’t know where I was this last full moon but I clearly wasn’t looking up at the sky.⁠
So for my last full moon of the year, I decided to repaint a similar one to the blood moon in the beginning, because I loved it so much and also to bookend how much my style has changed. (If you feel like it – have a scroll back and let me know if you prefer the tighter style or this looser one – I’d appreciate your artist appreciation eye 👀)⁠
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Usually, we reflect on the saying ‘many moons ago’ only in retrospection. But I do very much hope I still have many moons of strange, rewarding and sometimes downright difficult painting projects ahead of me.⁠

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Inspiration image: artist’s own

‘Waning Crescent’ – Day 337/365

‘Waning Crescent’ – Day 337/365

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“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.”⁠
― Margaret Atwood⁠
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📸 inspired by the dreamy sky of a @daniel.wraith shot.⁠

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Derivative work created with permission from the photographer

‘High Stakes’ – Day 303/365

‘High Stakes’ – Day 303/365

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The final reason in my 7 day Halloween Inspired countdown to not pursue your creative path.
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Reason No 1. What if the tedium kills me?
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This might sound like a strange one at first, but let me share 2 quick things about me that will help you understand where this fear came from.
1. I overthink things to a very deep level – and thus I can sort of envision or live quite far into a scenario before any of it has actually happened.
2. I get bored very easily. Not in the ‘there’s nothing to do sense’ – there is ALWAYS so much that could be done. Rather in the ‘once I’ve gotten a sense of something or figured it out’ I want to move onto the next challenge.
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So I foresaw the pockets of time where it would just be a matter of sticking to it and plodding along, itchy feet be damned. And that was scary for me – not being able to bolt in another direction.
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But tedium doesn’t kill. Dracula does a lot of waiting around, also in a fairly confined box. But you know what does kill him? A stake through the heart. The stake being the less fulfilling job you stay in wishing you were in the box of your craft. Because even when you’re dealing with some tedium at least its a tedium of your choosing.
The super macabre analogy that gets you through it is drinking up the blood that is your creative life force. .
I think that’s kind of cool – you keep you alive. You doing you keeps your heart beating.
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And so far, the really awesome connections and awakenings I’ve had through this painting challenge totally see me through the days where I’m just bored and over it AF. 😜

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Inspiration: artist’s own and common licence photography

‘Luna Moth’ – Day 286/365

‘Luna Moth’ – Day 286/365

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Drunk moth on moonshine⁠
Thinnest veils reveal some truth⁠
Follow your own light⁠
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Happy full moon lovely humans⁠

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Inspiration image: artist’s own

‘New Kind of Moon’ – Day 272/365

‘New Kind of Moon’ – Day 272/365

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Today’s quote via the Google Gods:⁠

“Go forth and make Awesomeness.”⁠

And so I painted my moon with a sponge. How d’ ya like me now?⁠
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Coincidentally today is a new moon in Libra, (yes, I know I painted a full moon 😝),so set some badass intentions of letting all the shit go that’s screwing with your balance. 🤘⁠

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Inspiration image: common license

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