Day 30: Ceremony of Success

Well, I made it.  It is day 30 of my 30 day art challenge.  It has been a journey filled with learning.  And I have loved just about every minute of this endeavor.  I have gained a better understanding of my intuition, how to face my fears, what inspires me and what feeds my soul.  Thanks for sharing it with me.  A community to witness my growth is invaluable.

Now about today’s artwork.  This started out with big swoshes of yellow, red, orange, and combinations of all those colors.  It felt like a release and oh so joyous. About a half of the way through I noticed that this looked like an Indian Headdress and then I started to make the brown and white embellishments.  After I was finished, I looked up the meaning of Indian Headdresses.  Here is what I learned: “Headdress or war bonnets are feathered headgear traditionally worn by male leaders of the American Plains Indians Nations who have earned a place of great respect in their tribe. Originally they were sometimes worn into battle, but they are now primarily used for ceremonial occasions.”

I sat there with my mouth open, as this, to me, feels like a celebration of respect for myself in having accomplished this 30 day challenge.  This Indian Headdress just appeared on my canvas, no premeditated thought to what I was going to paint.  It was my right brain’s ceremony of success.

I hope you have enjoyed my journey these past 30 days!  I just might pick it up again soon!

Day 30 Ceremony of Success