Let's take my art for January as an example. This month I decided that I wanted to make my own version of portraits. I knew I wanted to work with oils on canvas and I decided to make them 12" square. I didn't have to make those decisions again all month and that saved me a lot of time. Each morning I woke up to get to work, I knew exactly what materials to grab and what I was doing.
For these paintings, my idea truly did evolve. I did these five first and painted the face in. That was my original idea.
Then, when I did the 6th one, I decided that I didn't want to paint the face in, so I didn't. I loved that so much that I continued that idea for the last four paintings.
Nine of these paintings will go up for sale in my shop and one of them will be added to my personal collection as a reminder of what I've done. Only eight are currently posted because I'm having a hard time deciding which one to keep!
This system has been working very well for me. I love the opportunity to create collections, try something different every month, and while ten works of art are a lot to get done, I find that it's just the right balance between hustling and stressing about it. For February, I have already been thinking about what I want to do and I am excited to introduce that next week!