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Day 6: The Art of Language

It’s Day 6 of Art Every Day Month, & I wanted to create something to add to my vision wall. The other day I bought a huge fake sunflower which I hung on the wall today & it looks awesome, but the wall still needed a bit more colour. So I got out my paints & had some fun 🙂 Once the painting was dry, I decided to write one of my favourite quotes on it – so that I can always look at my vision wall & be that little bit more inspired…

“The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” ~ Michelangelo

I really love this quote, not just because these words were uttered by the legendary Michelangelo, but because it always reminds me to stay centered & focus more on becoming the best person I can be, rather than getting caught up in the illusions of the world.

Tomorrow, I am going to make some more pieces like this to add to my vision wall – I’ll post more photos too.

Keep Smiling! 🙂

Jen xo

Art Every Day Month 2010

As many of you may already know, every year in November is NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a great tool for writers all over the world, encouraging them to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. I recently found a similar event for artists, called Art Every Day Month, & signed up immediately. Every day for the month of November, my task is to create art, so far I’ve been painting, but it could be anything from drawing or photography to cooking or decorating, just as long as it’s creative.

As well as posting my usual entries, I will be using this blog to track my progress during the month & posting my creations.

Here are my first two creations – both are paintings, my first time using gouache paints:

Both works (as well as many others) are available for purchase as gift cards, prints, etc. here:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/smilinghearts

See you again soon with more creations!

Keep Smiling! 🙂

Jen xo