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Kay, this is excellent! Love the simplicity of this one.

Yes indeed, 20 pages. Take a bow, everyone. What a rush this has been to watch. Thanks to Donald for putting together and hosting this wonderful challenge. Well done!

Just a thought...maybe everyone who participated would like to post one more time to share how many pieces they each did in total for the challenge? I'm curious to know.

Well done, everybody!
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Oops, make the 21 pages!
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Whew, 21 pages! I have done one per day so suppose that's 30 total, no wonder am so tired.
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Kay glad to hear you made it through all 30 days! I got started on a painting Sunday, but I didn't get it finished.

Thanks again to all of you who participated. If you learned something, and or grew as an artist, would you like to share?

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PS: It's way past my bed time, and I will take a look at the art that's been posted.
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I managed to do 21. Had great fun with this challenge! I learned that the more art I do the more fun I have and the better I get at certain things. Thanks again for the challenge Donald!
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This exercise circled me back to the basics, which is 1) an idea 2) a sketch or drawing 3) implementation. It is a process to be enjoyed and explored, and I learned to slow down to think and plan more, rather than just grabbing a photo, doing a quick pencil of it, then painting as fast as possible.
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I had more to show, but just did not have the time to finish .... I was rushing through my paintings, and I was not very happy with them ... but boy it was an awesome challenge!
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You guys did great. I learned that I can procrastinate more than I thought. Maybe the funk has passed. Ha.

Thanks, Donald for the challenge.
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I've finally got 2 minutes to try and make it through and comment on all the great paintings.

Cindy - I like your lock and key. Both very nicely painted.

Linda - I really like the Rio Gorge painting, the other is nice too.

Kay, those are some SAD looking sunflowers. Reminds me of a lot of flowers around here last summer. You did a great job on that drawing.
Skull on a blanket is nice too.
Chicken drawings. I like them. I was at a friends and was photographing his chickens. He has a BEAUTIFUL Buff Orpington rooser. I've planning on painting him at some point. I like the painting of the chickens even better than the drawing.

Larry - Congratulations! I've got a new favorite of all your paintings. Nice horses!

Per Jenna's request, I was shooting for 8 and I got 7 1/2 done. I've still got one on my easel that I didn't get done last Sunday morning. I will finish it and post it, but not in this thread.

I want to thank everyone for participating. I know it was a tough challenge, but you all arose to the occasion and I hope you had fun. I know I enjoyed seeing all the art work. Who knows, maybe someone will do this again next year.

If you don't see anything out of me for a little while, it's not because I don't want to paint. My daughter is getting a horse in about 2 weeks, and I still have to build a stall, fence a paddock, and pasture, and I'm running out of time. Not to mention get my car fixed ( I'm a mechanic so I do my own work).
Take her to horse riding lessons, and FWIW I road a horse today too. I was nervous to say the least. The last horse threw me, then stepped around till it stepped on me, then walked away. I thought it broke my foot, and that was in the late 90s. This was a pony, and next time the lady wants to set me up with a taller horse. I said, "That just means I'll have farther to fall." GRIN.

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You are really busy these days, Donald. Thanks again for the monthly challenge, it was fun. Enjoy all your horsing around.
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Thanks for all the information, everyone! Amazing what you all churned out in a month!

Donald, thanks again for such an amazing month of challenges, and congratulations on the horse! Your daughter will be beyond thrilled! I'm excited for her!
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