I think it took me at least six months (if not more) before I got the feeling that my routine of painting every morning before breakfast had really become a part of me. Now that it has that is quite a wonderful realization. And yes, I have skipped it. I skipped it consciously during my vacations, because those are for stepping out of your routine (well, in my opinion anyway), I skipped it when I had the flu and I even skipped it just two weeks ago when I wanted to pack extra light or a work trip where I had to spend the night in a hotel. The thing about a real habit is that after that skip you pick it up again without any trouble. Because you will miss it if you don't.
I'm glad I have reached that point with my morning paintings and I feel quite proud I have been able to get this far this past year. I never expected to be capable of this, so it makes me happy that I am.
Here are paintings no. 261 to 270:
|#261 - A Good Day|
|#262 - Alien Candy|
|#263 - The Owl Queen|
|#264 - Flowers and Washi|
|#265 - A Full Head|
|#266 - Mandala|
|#267 - Bubbles|
|#268 - Flowers and Dots|
|#269 - Mandala|
|#270 - Rainbow Blocks|
#261 and #262 were done at my sister's house in watercolour when I was staying there because of our annual visit to Kreadoe. The rest is in gouache as always and done at my studio table.
#263 is done after the owl bag that I bought at Kreadoe. You can read all about Kreadoe 2015 here and see the bag that I used as a base for the owl image.
I hope you enjoyed this new batch of paintings and that you are doing something wonderful and artsy today!