February Challenge ~ 29 Faces

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.

4 thoughts on “February Challenge ~ 29 Faces

  1. You sure do have a lot on your plate, but it all seems so exciting! I wouldn’t mind if “Ask Tracy” was moved to every two weeks. I can hardly wait to see your faces. Your art work has always intrigued me. What ever you decide to do, just make sure that it will be right for you. Much love.

    • It is definitely exciting! Thank you for your input about Ask Tracy. I’m thinking that every two weeks will be better all around. Your support and love mean so much to me sister. Thank you so much 💜

  2. Multiple creative outlets are awesome! I’m looking forward to your daily face pics. If I signed up, every picture would be a 70s era smiley face….I can’t draw to save my life! lol

    • I agree wholeheartedly JoJo! Thanks for that….they are not my strong suit but 29 days worth should help…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it lol. 29 70’s era smiley….you could have fun with that. Some could look like peace signs….others be tie dyed….oh see now…you’ve got my wheels spinning!!

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