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Done and over with! πŸ˜„ Here are all 31 entries for my Skies of July challenge. ⚠Long read ahead!
I honestly could not be any happier that this challenge is over! The goal was to get faster at painting and better at skies, and somehow, i did. :) I noticed my paintings at the end of the month weren't as overworked compared to the early ones.  My trees and structures looked better, too! Yay added bonus! 😁 What i did NOT expect though, was to get bored halfway through the month. πŸ˜žπŸ˜… Due in large part to my schedule. I never seem to have the time to capture the more interesting skies of sunsets and daybreak. I got stuck at the 5-5:30pm mark. πŸ˜‚ July was also gloomy and rainy so I have a lot of grey skies making it feel monotonous. But despite my disinterest, I forced myself to finish one each and every day, to sit my butt down and paint no matter what im feeling. Test of patience and determination, indeed! πŸ˜‘ Kinda like life, right? We expect glorious sunsets but get rainy skies instead. We don't always get what we expect yet somehow we find ourselves still working, moving forward. I guess that's my biggest takeaway in this challenge, apart from the improvement of skills, it's GRIT. Plain and simple. 😊 Now that my time with these postcards are over, Im moving on to bigger pieces for something big this November! 😁 Wish me luck!
Oh, and I hope everybody gets to flex their grit muscles, too! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ #worldwatercolormonth #worldwatercolorgroup

Done and over with! πŸ˜„ Here are all 31 entries for my Skies of July challenge. ⚠Long read ahead! I honestly could not be any happier that this challenge is over! The goal was to get faster at painting and better at skies, and somehow, i did. :) I noticed my paintings at the end of the month weren't as overworked compared to the early ones. My trees and structures looked better, too! Yay added bonus! 😁 What i did NOT expect though, was to get bored halfway through the month. πŸ˜žπŸ˜… Due in large part to my schedule. I never seem to have the time to capture the more interesting skies of sunsets and daybreak. I got stuck at the 5-5:30pm mark. πŸ˜‚ July was also gloomy and rainy so I have a lot of grey skies making it feel monotonous. But despite my disinterest, I forced myself to finish one each and every day, to sit my butt down and paint no matter what im feeling. Test of patience and determination, indeed! πŸ˜‘ Kinda like life, right? We expect glorious sunsets but get rainy skies instead. We don't always get what we expect yet somehow we find ourselves still working, moving forward. I guess that's my biggest takeaway in this challenge, apart from the improvement of skills, it's GRIT. Plain and simple. 😊 Now that my time with these postcards are over, Im moving on to bigger pieces for something big this November! 😁 Wish me luck! Oh, and I hope everybody gets to flex their grit muscles, too! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup 

42 Comments:

  1. aquarelle.aika

    @iamanikamarie thanks nik! Sa imo ko ya na inspire! ❀❀ congrats nik sa exhibit! See you sa opening! πŸ˜™

  2. aquarelle.aika

    @jacquimtan thanks jacqui! Yup papa frame ko ito. Save2x muna kasi malaki toh for sure! πŸ˜‚

  3. aquarelle.aika

    @makecolorsdance thanks! 😁

  4. 29bluebutterfly

    Congratulations, Aika @aquarelle.aika ! Kahit di pa tayo nagkikita in person, I'm proud of you for what you've accomplished in July. Keep going and keep inspiring. Thank you for encouraging people like me to keep on keeping on. Grit you said? πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Sana ambunan mo kami nyan. 😁😁😁

  5. aquarelle.aika

    @29bluebutterfly thank you tess! ❀❀❀ mwahugs!

  6. 29bluebutterfly

    @aquarelle.aika 😘😘😘

  7. feonagumabao

    Ang galing! Everything looks realistic! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  8. aquarelle.aika

    @feonagumabao thank you feona! ❀

  9. angelabamba

    @aquarelle.aika wala gd na kaso aik. Hehe claim it dw hambal nila.

  10. aquarelle.aika

    @angelabamba amo gd! πŸ˜‚

  11. angelabamba

    @aquarelle.aika keriboom lang na. Heheh you'e doin a great job in there. Heheje

  12. aquarelle.aika

    @angelabamba na miss ta na lng ka kay! 😞 hahaha

  13. angelabamba

    @aquarelle.aika hihi padal.an tka da tiket bisita ka d sa akn aik ma paint ta d. wla ko d ka art tamabay. 😭

  14. aquarelle.aika

    @angelabamba bongga! Indi ko da mangindi! πŸ˜‚

  15. celerycafe

    Amazing workπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  16. reginatries

    These are awesome πŸ’›β›… congrats on your huge win, @aquarelle.aika!

  17. georgialouised

    Wow, complete na sila. I wish I had the same consistency as you did with this challenge. :) this is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  18. rosemarieinmaine

    This post is very inspiring. Thank you!

  19. aquarelle.aika

    @rosemarieinmaine wow thank you! Ur work is lovely! ❀

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