30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 30
"I AM THE STORM" - mixed media on paper, 11" x 15"
To go to the Festival-!
Into the woods!
Into the woods!
Into the woods,
Then out of the woods,
And home before dark!
From "Prologue Into the Woods", Into the Woods
Is it that time already? Thirty days have come and gone. We've journey together through the woods, facing giants and fears and wandering through colorful trees. We've met the villagers, cavorted with queens, thought some very good thoughts and shared our stories by the fire over tea. Thirty paintings, thirty narratives, thirty lyrics.
As we emerge from the woods, are we changed? Transformed? Altered? I am. It is impossible for me to take a journey (even a metaphorical cyber journey) without feeling stronger, smarter, kinder...better than I was before. And maybe a little less afraid.
In the tradition I began with my first 30 day challenge (5 challenges ago!), I am ending with a self-portrait. This one in the style of Stan Kurth. As I emerge from the woods, a little tired and perhaps bleary-eyed from lack of rest, my spirit feels unfettered, determined, wild and strong. Tribal, even. Because you, dear sweet readers, are my woodland tribe.
1/30/2017 07:45:26 am
Jen, you ARE the storm! Love both the idea and the actuality of your self-portrait as a closing piece for the challenge. Also love that you and I have overlapped for four of these 30-in-30's but I didn't discover you till now, because … now is when I discovered you. Perfect, I tell ya!
1/30/2017 06:01:06 pm
Thank you!!!! Dotty, I had no idea! Well now I am looking forward to September even more, because we will both be on this adventure again, and this time I will know it! :)
Patricia L. Brooks
1/30/2017 05:01:47 pm
This has been a FASCINATING journey through the woods with you, Jen‼️‼️‼️How fitting to end this 30 day challenge as the WARRIOR👍👍👍‼️‼️‼️ It has been AMAZING to see the changes in your approach to abstract after your workshop - the transition is POWERFUL👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗‼️‼️‼️
1/30/2017 06:00:07 pm
Thanks so much for joining me on this 30 day adventure! I feel so transformed!!!
1/30/2017 06:02:28 pm
Love you left as a warrior. I had started an image before the challenge as a warrior and it ended up being a worshiper. Still both take determination to face the storms and unknown with resolve. I so enjoy hearing your journeys through the woods and I only can think your walk will continue to strengthen you and inspire others. March on fearless one.!!!
1/31/2017 07:54:29 am
Lynda!!! I love your image's journey! There is place and purpose in the world for worshippers and warriors, and times when we change from one to the other and back again. Thank you, dear friend!
1/31/2017 01:53:43 am
I absolutely love this portrait, it has depth, spirit, and a positive outlook! Thanks for your words, they are so uplifting and so true. We have finished this journey but our paths will continually cross as we travel on.
1/31/2017 07:53:09 am
oh Carol! Thank you!!! I have so enjoyed your company along the way, and feel sure we will, indeed, continue to cross paths. Namaste.
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