I started out posting two paintings that had been commissioned as Christmas presents and hadn't made it to my blog yet. Then I painted about 13 small oil paintings my usual way, with a palette knife, including a five-set commission. It had been such a busy December and then, a kind of pressure to produce in January and I started to lose inspiration. I think I kind of shut down.
This was when I called my artist grandma. I wasn't looking to produce, just to let loose! We did a few paintings using watercolors on Yupo paper--one I shared on my blog. The next day I went out and purchased some watercolors and did my next five tiny paintings with those. I was feeling inspired again, but with a totally different medium and tools. I definitely pushed myself as an artist.
I know my paintings probably don't look cohesive or like they came from the same artist, but maybe they didn't! I'd like to think I've grown, or at least stretched a bit.