Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 2 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Just Buds © 2013 Amy Hillenbrand
6 x 6 Oil on board

About the Painting
This little guy is just a snippet off my pot of flowers on my deck.  For the life of me I can't remember their name.  What I do know is they take the beating of the hot Texas summers but they love to be in full sun.  I kinda love this tiny little snip of a bud in it's tiny little bud vase, hence the name Just Buds.

Today was interesting. As I said yesterday, I was going to document the journey of me wrestling with my commitment phobic gremlins.  Those little buggers behaved pretty good with the exception of a little blip. The antics they tried was throwing the perfectionism blocker at me.  It takes time to paint and I'm sure you all know that it takes time away from having my house and studio being in perfect order. I really like everything in perfect order or it drives me crazy. I had the itching to stop and clean. I knew one thing would lead to another and it would be hours before I stopped.  I pretty quickly observed these were those C.P.G's ( Commitment Phobic Gremlins) and this was their way to keep me stalled.  However, once I had the observance, I was able to take the power away from the CPG's... hee hee hee, take that!  Does this happen to you?


  1. Congrats on your 30 paintings in 30 days!! You can do it. See, you already have two fab paintings here. Yay!! Very inspiring. Thanks for the encouragement. xoxo

  2. A serene painting! Nice to meet you!

  3. So fun catching up with your blog. Super impressive work. It has been waaay too long since I have visited. Love all the flower work. Especially in bags! Good luck with the 30 day challenge. Good for you!

  4. Darling snippet! The GPC's won't beat you - you're tender on the outside but tough on the inside... and I commend you for the 30 in 30~

  5. Amy, you inspire me! Huge congrats on taking on this challenge! Beautiful work, and message!