This is one of those things which just seemed meant to be. I had gotten an email the other morning from Ayala Art about the month long 29 Faces art challenge for February. I was seriously tempted…because I truly need practice in creating faces. In my typical fashion, I put off deciding whether to participate, because I wasn’t sure that I wanted to add another thing to my list of things to do.
Later that day, I got an email from my best friend…and in that email, she told me that her daughter (who I adore by the way), had asked if I was going to be doing 29 Faces. So there it was…in my face…begging to be done…twice in one day. You don’t have to tell me twice…oh wait…I guess you do! At any rate, I made the decision to do it.
So, be prepared to see a new face posted here each day for the month of February. Also, be prepared for many of them to not be all that great. I’ve always been okay with posting all sorts of my work here, regardless of quality…for a few reasons. We all start somewhere, and I feel that posting these early pieces encourages others to pick up their tools and try things which they’ve been thinking of trying, but were afraid to because they fear that they won’t be good enough.
Secondly, and most importantly…creating art is a joyful thing for me…regardless of the appearance of the finished product. This is what creating is all about. It comes from that playful, inspired, creative side of ourselves which provides not only happiness, but I truly believe that it also provides healing. I will still be posting the Card of the Day as usual. There is one change which I’ve been batting around, and I’m still not sure which way I’ll go with it.
The new Wednesday feature, Ask Tracy, is something which I’m really loving. Only thing I’m thinking about changing is perhaps doing it every two weeks instead of weekly. First, it would give people more time to think of questions and get them in. Second, the videos are time consuming. This is not a complaint…I’m just seeking balance here. Making the commitment to do 29 Faces has helped me to realize how much I’ve been missing my creative practice. Plus, I have my novel laying on my desk all printed out for editing. The intention was to start editing last week, and it still hasn’t been touched. While I will give it a little more thought, it is likely that the videos will move to a bi-weekly schedule. I’ll keep you posted.