My original plan for this year's A to Z Blog Challenge was to create a travel blog each day. I love to travel and then to write about some segment of the trip. I even added a TR to my Notes Along the Way entry. But then, I thought about how much fun it was in 2013 to create my Animals A to Z and to have a new painting every day. I loved what happened with those spontaneous little paintings that eventually developed into their own art show. Then, last year, I created a painting exhibition for Farrah Ferand, the heroine of my novel, Evening of the Dragonfly
. Because I sometimes made a painting in two parts, I finished with only 19 paintings from the 2015 Challenge. They turned into a show as well and became a part of a book signing for more than one occasion.
How could I resist another painting challenge? I couldn't.
This year's theme is "So Many Hearts Dancing in the Air". I have chosen a large 24" x 48" canvas and have already made a grid on it. Each day, I plan to create a new little heart image, about 8" x 5", as part of a painting that will eventually feature 26 hearts dancing on the surface.
|Blank Canvas with Grid for A to Z Challenge|
I'm excited and already have titles for each of the alphabet heart sections. Prior to April 1, I plan to paint the edges of this gallery-wrapped canvas that is 1 1/2" deep. I might also add some paint to part of the background. This will be an acrylic painting with occasional mixed media to provide surface texture.
It should be fun. I'm looking forward to seeing how this new painting develops. I hope I can figure out a way to get rid of the TR so no one will visit my blog expecting travel instead of painting.
Thanks to all of the bloggers who have worked hard to make the A to Z Challenge such a popular blogging event.