Meet Lisa Daria. Lisa is kind of a super star in my eyes. She paints a painting each. and every. day.
Let me tell you first hand, this is hard. It’s hard to be constantly creative, to never have an “off day” (or to admit it when you do), and it’s hard to make time and space in each day for the messiness of paint. In 2010, while staying at home with my baby I started doing a painting each day. It was so exciting, rewarding, a time of tremendous growth, and so tiring! I think I made it to day 150-something (it didn’t help that I got pregnant with baby #2 then!)
So you see why Lisa is such a wonder to me.
I love her effortless brush strokes, the way your eye moves around each painting, how she drenches each painting with color, and the flowers… so elegant and bold.
If you are thinking about doing a painting (or other creative activity) each day – DO IT. But leave it open-ended. Just take it one day at a time. You never know, you may end up like Lisa! She’s on day 1,465 today!
These pieces make me miss oil/acrylic painting! I think I will have to do some relaxed oil painting after the Renegade Craft Fair next month.
Check out Lisa Daria’s blog to keep up with all the beautiful excitement! PS. You can buy these paintings on the spot too! Woot!