Well, the January 31 paintings in 31 days was a success in many ways.
Making art on your own is one thing, but its a whole other animal when you have a "tribe" of friends who support and encourage each other, share challenges and successes together. We had about 11 members, each making a daily "practice" of something. We had painters, writers, yogis, walkers, a classical guitarist, meditative coloring, a photographer, and a "Whole 30" participant!
Despite the variety of people and practices from different places, ages, and vocations, it was remarkable to come together at the end of every day and see what everyone accomplished that day, or hear a story about where some of us were getting "stuck", or celebrate somebody who hit it out of the ballpark that day. The community we became was a surprise to me. I got to "know" these people, looked forward to seeing what they were doing, and felt a part of something bigger. Even when I didn't get a painting done, I felt okay about it. If I posted a painting that wasn't perfect, I didn't mine. These people really were my "tribe", they had my back and I had theirs. No judgement zone. It was really pretty fabulous.
I will be doing this again, and I can't wait. Every time I do it I learn something more about myself, my art, and the art community that is as close as my computer! (Besides my beloved St. Louis art community) I am motivated and excited to continue my daily painting. "You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily." - John Maxwell