Day 50/100 of #100daysofpolipaints

So I recently reached the halfway mark of my passion project this year, #100daysofpolipaints! πŸ™‚ As of writing, I’m at Day 54.

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Day 26: Waves of forgiveness
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Day 27: May your week be as serene as seafoam green
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Day 28:Β  Today we’re off to sunrise land!

Progress lately has been rather slow, but I’m working towards making it steady. With most of my time and energy for the past few months going into work, travel and other responsibilities, I admit I put this project in the backseat for a while. But no worries, I know this is all part of the process and that it’s only a matter of will until I catch my second wind.

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Day 29: Feelin’ blue
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Day 30: Lay your fears down as the sun sets
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Day 31: “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up too”

In this quarter of the project, IΒ  dabbled with another medium: watercolor. It’s the perfect alternative for those days when I just want to experiment a bit or practice drawing. While I still prefer the boldness and texture that acrylic gives, I appreciate the softness of watercolor and I’m looking forward to combining the two in future mixed media works.

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Day 32: This one reminds me of toothpaste
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Day 33: Mother’s Day card for my dear ol’ mum
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Day 34: Into uncharted waters we go, but always with hope that the best way through is go go deep and let the waves of change transform us

Another aspect of my craft that I want to grow in is adding form to my artworks. Naturally, my style is abstract, energetic and wild, but lately I’ve been trying to rein in my strokes and challenge myself to create more shapes. So far, I’ve been enjoying pushing myself to move out of my artistic comfort zone. Every canvas is another chance to try something new.

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Day 35: “You have to love yourself. Because everyone in life will leave you. But you can never leave you.”
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Day 36: Quit questioning your inner artist. Why paint a rainbow elephant or swirling puddles of paint? The real question is, why not?
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Day 37: I would love to write, illustrate, and publish my own children’s books one day.

At this point, I’m really still figuring out my creative identity. Pushing the boundaries of what I can do as an artist. Vibrating with the kind of energy I want convey in my artworks. I’m determined to be more intentional in how I approach each piece. Not necessarily more serious, just more present. I want to paint each canvas with all the honesty and playfulness I can possibly give. I want to take on bigger canvasses with more heart, less fear.

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Day 38: The universe is a fluid place
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Day 39: Every day, we try again
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Day 40: Taking on new shapes

I also made up my mind to finish this 100 day project within 2016, no excuses now. Momentum has been a challenge for me in the past, but I’m no stranger to desire and ambition. And the more fun I have with this, the more I realize that I really want to pursue the creative life. It may sound counter-intuitive, but I’ve been training myself to be more impatient: To demand myself to exercise my creative muscles every day and to treat each day with the urgency it deserves. Because life is short. And there’s still so much art I wanna get my hands into!

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Day 41: Doodles
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Day 42-43: Today’s work in progress. Learning the art of small, consistent steps.
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Day 44: Wavy dreams

Lately I’ve been feeling excited because it feels like I’m entering into a new chapter of growthβ€”I enrolled myself into art classes just last weekend! Now I get to indulge myself every Saturday at Sunshine Place, where my Tita Mel also studies painting. I’m using this opportunity to learn more about form and techniques from Mr. Fidel Sarmiento, and I can’t wait to see where this takes me!

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Day 45: In the golden hour
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Day 46: I feel like myself again!
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Day 47: “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away” -Sarah Kay
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Day 48-49: Wherever you go, there you are (a commissioned series!)
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Day 50: Nuggets of wisdom in squares

It’s been quite a ride so far. Thank you to everyone who’s cheered me on with words of encouragement and appreciation, you know who you are.

Looking forward to meeting all of you when I hold my first art exhibit when this project is done. πŸ™‚

Bea

PS. Hit me up if you have a blank wall at home that needs some lovin’! I sell my paintings and I also do commissions!

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4 thoughts on “Day 50/100 of #100daysofpolipaints

  1. These are just so dynamic and unique in their own way. They can also surely brighten up a room! Looking forward to more of your creative growth, Bea! Have you also posted Days 1-25 already? πŸ™‚

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