I’m doing a little side project just for fun. Nothing to fancy. Just 12 Gifs over 12 days. I’m calling it the Twelve Days of GIFs.
I’ve always been a big follower of animals as spirit guides. I got into this concept shortly after my brother was killed and crows kept showing up. They still do, I’m pretty sure they are my spirit animal. I think before that it was a dragonfly, but i’m pretty sure that it changes as our lives do. I’m really not sure where this post is going at the moment. I just wanted to share how excited I am about getting Jessica Swift’s Animal Allies oracle card deck. Not only are these sooo pretty, the artwork is just amazing, but there is also an explanation about each animal and its meaning and symbolism.
I also got a crow print with my deck, and can’t wait to frame it and hang it up in my studio! These will make some pretty awesome gifts! (this is not an affiliate link, and i’m just posting this because it’s all love) 🙂
Ten years ago I participated in a challenge called 30 Day Artist. It is no longer around, but the idea was that you painted 40 paintings in 30 days. It is actually a real challenge as there are some days where two paintings are needed to make it to the goal. I decided in honor of that October, ten long years ago, I would once again make 40 paintings in 30 days. I’m officially done and I’m happy to say I did it, again! 🙂
These paintings were far smaller, and I worked in mostly acrylic and ink, where ten years ago I mostly worked in oil! That was probably way more challenging and put so much more pressure on than the way I did it this year. I also worked pretty small compared to last time. All my paintings are 3″x5″, and on a thick watercolor paper.
Here are all forty paintings in one place, I kept this challenge on instagram so it is nice to see them all in one place!