Art Challenge

5th week and growing happier with the challenge

Leaves and Bowl of fruit on a table, 1908 - Pains et compotier aux fruits sur une table

Week 3 and 4 was not at all encouraging. It was quite upsetting that the results I got were way lower than my expectations. I have to admit that week 4 was not at all focused on the #picassochallenge, but it was for a great cause. In three days in Paris I felt like a little girl running on a big department store full with toys! I looked at so many opportunities and found myself spending most of the day travelling in the metro! Lol!

Paris was really special and I have to come back soon, many times to get to really know that enormous and so full of history, art, gastronomy and energy city!

Cough, Cough, babe it is cold inside

This week coughing family members all around me. Both kids and my husband got really ill with some flue that lasts until now. The snow buried my turpentine/ oils bucket. Oh boy and how did it snow! It was at least three times this week so cold as around -13C in the morning. Luckily, although feeling almost dead, my husband had energy to drive me back and forth to the train station.

I usually paint when I arrive from work as I find it terribly painful if I have to wake up earlier to paint. Oh man, it is so damn cold, and my bed is so warm and cozy. No, it doesn’t work. I tried, but it is really a torture to me. So, after dinner is when I go up with my bucket of rags and papers. The poor bucket might have been so deep under the snow I could not find it!

It is enough now

I did not paint every days, but yesterday night I painted the last details from this weeks challenge. Of course I could still keep painting and adding details, but there is simply no time for that now. That is really something good as well. When you have a schedule, you just stop when time is off and it is horrible and good. On the one side it feels weird because deep inside you know your work is not done yet. On the other side, it is good to know that you could make something in that week that you can call, well, good enough for something you painted in one week. And when the whole challenge is done it is possible to come back and make it better. That´s what I hope, at least.

Now I am here planning for the next challenge, for the new paintings I will have done for the spring and some design ideas.

This week’s Ups and Downs


  1. There was no filming this week either. That was a pity. The phone died in the middle of the filming and the footage was lost.

2. Family issues: Kids

I still do not know how to deal with my feelings of disappointment. I am certainly not the best mother in the world. Sometimes I tell myself I am good enough, but it doesn’t´t really work. I want so much that that little creature grow and have a good life. I wish I had a little more control, as when I take my brush and decide that it will be darker or lighter or deeper or shallower. Frustrating that I cannot do that! Real life sucks sometimes.

What was Great this Week

1. I am finally an aunt! My little brother is now a father and she is the sweetest baby! Wellcome to the world Mirella!

2. In Paris I managed to grow 1,5 Kg heavier and I just managed to drop those nasty kgs! yay!

3. I see the light! Feels like this will be a more creative year, both at work and on my free time!

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