I won Art Battle last night! It was my 7th Art Battle, and in the past, I have won some of my first rounds, but never won the final round. And, in typical Belinda fashion, after winning, I didn’t do anything to celebrate, at least, not in a direct way. I’m usually more inclined to be looking into the future at what is next for me to accomplish. I want to take more time to celebrate my successes!
I love when the word for the day actually jives with how I’m feeling. [If you are new to the SelfLove365 Project, then I will tell you that last year I drew one square a day, with the theme of Self Love, and this year I write about the square that corresponds to today’s date.] Tonight I am competing in the Alberta provincial final for Art Battle, and the winner gets a spot in the National competition in Ottawa in July!
So, heck ya, I’m excited! I’m having trouble concentrating on any one thing, my body is tingling, and I can’t wait to start painting! The only thing left to do is dance!
I’m training for Art Battle yet again! Today I switched it up a bit and did some faces instead of hearts. I’ve done hearts on all my battle paintings, and I need a change! These are both 20-minute paintings, 16″ x 20″, called “Love me”, and available to purchase either apart or as a set. Contact me to purchase!
I had a blast at art battle last night, at HiFi Club in Calgary. It was as much fun as the last few times I tried – great music, lots of people, super-intense energy! I will definitely do this again! One day I want to compete in the national competition! 🙂
It’s Art Battle training time again! Art Battle is a friendly competition for artists: we are given the paint, the canvas, and 20 minutes to create what we want/can. The audience votes for their favourite paintings, and the top 4 finalists compete in the last round. This year, I have my eye on the nationals!
Both of the paintings here were created in 20-minutes. Working this quickly allows me to let go of any critical voices, because they just don’t have a chance to take hold – my hands are moving too quickly! It’s like a really fast dance, with paint.
Art Battle is this Thursday at HiFi. For more information on Art Battle, and to purchase tickets, click here.
I’m happy to share that I was one of the featured artists on the Abundant Artist Live talk today, along with Michelle Leivan, an artist who has painted over 60 selfies this year – amazing! If you haven’t checked out The Abundant Artist yet, do it! They share videos, articles and posts all helping to dispel the starving artist myth, and helping artists to promote themselves.
In preparation for Art Battle, Alberta Regional Finals (last Friday, July 4… blog post to follow soon), I did three practice 20-minute paintings. These will all be available this week to my email subscribers only, with PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT pricing.
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