365daysofmakingart

DAY 93 Elijah’s raven flying in on this rainy and cool day here on the Dakota prairie. 🖤 ____ Has me thinking about the book on my nightstand, Ravens and Black Rain: The Story of Highland Second Sight by Elizabeth Sutherland - such a fascinating read if you’re open to the spiritual realm intersecting with the natural world. ____ #365daysofmakingart #day93 #smallwin #challengeyourself #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #experimentation #colorinspiration #artisticjourney #creativelife #sacredart #inspirationalart #abstractart #fineart #originalart #abstractpainting #splatterpainting #acrylicpainting #girlswhopaint #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #elijah #raven #ravenart #blackandblue #rain

DAY 92 Let myself just go with whatever today. Had this color scheme planned, but what came reminds me of how life can yield a fair amount of blows to our integrity and self-worth...even our reputation. The truth is...our wounds are points of new growth and transformation if we can but see it that way...Christ bears the scars of his wounds for eternity, and so I’m one to believe we shall too. ____ 👆🏼Mini-speech to myself mostly. 🙂 ____ #365daysofmakingart #day92 #smallwin #challengeyourself #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #experimentation #colorinspiration #artisticjourney #creativelife #sacredart #inspirationalart #abstractart #fineart #originalart #abstractpainting #splatterpainting #acrylicpainting #girlswhopaint #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #wounds #gold #scarsofchrist

DAY 88 Took a risk with a color combo for the second layer on this background today...it was worth it. 😍 ____ I think this is my subconscious at work, every summer I dream of golden brown skin like everyone else, but sigh...I will forever only rock the porcelain doll look. 😎 ____ #365daysofmakingart #day88 #smallwin #challengeyourself #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #experimentation #colorinspiration #artisticjourney #creativelife #sacredart #inspirationalart #abstractart #fineart #originalart #abstractpainting #splatterpainting #acrylicpainting #girlswhopaint #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #golden #risktaking #bebrave #teal #gold

DAY 87 Guardian of Tenderness by Michelle L Hofer - 8” x 10”, mixed media on paper, 2018 _____ It is through the angels that minister to us we come to experience the tenderness and loving care of the Divine. _____ Angels in icon art are distinguished by the ribbon woven through their hair. The floating ends of the ribbon are indicative of the being’s constant attention to Divine direction. _____ This post is part of a 365-day journey of making art. As an artist I’ve struggled to practice my craft daily. 🎨 I began on March 20 and plan to get myself into the studio on a routine basis this way. It’s been awesome so far! My only regret not doing this years earlier. 😎 I’m happy as ever to have you follow my daily trek. _____ My current process is creating multi-layer abstract backgrounds and then incorporating images or text that seem fitting to the mood and composition of the piece. Some days you will see a background taking shape or a process photo of the image I’ve chosen to go on a background. And finally, those special days when I post a completed piece. _____ #365daysofmakingart #day87 #bigwin #challengeyourself #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #experimentation #colorinspiration #artisticjourney #creativelife #sacredart #inspirationalart #abstractart #fineart #originalart #abstractpainting #splatterpainting #acrylicpainting #girlswhopaint #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #angel #angelart #tenderness #guardianangel

Who’s with ME?! 😎 ______ Do you have something you’ve always wanted to do? Have you said to yourself on many occasions, “I should do that.” Well, stop putting it off. I waited way too long to get myself making art on a daily basis. I’m well past the 40 days to make it a habit and even if what I do doesn’t go so well, it’s all part of the journey. There will be learning and growing and getting acquainted with yourself all to be had if you would but...start. ______ #365daysofmakingart #challengeyourself #goingforthelonghaul #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #sharetheprocess #experimentation #artisticjourney #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #whoswithme #letgo #trustthejourney #persevere #makeart #getstarted #begin

DAY 82 Triple Crown by Michelle L Hofer - 8” x 10”, mixed media on paper, 2018 _____ I started this piece on Kentucky Derby Day and completed it today when horse Justify made history and won the Triple Crown. It’s been a good run, Justify, thanks much! _____ This piece is inspired by Egyptian forms and decorative pattern. 👉🏼 The ancient Egyptians held horses in high regard - a luxury item. _____ #365daysofmakingart #day82 #bigwin #challengeyourself #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #experimentation #colorinspiration #artisticjourney #creativelife #sacredart #inspirationalart #abstractart #fineart #originalart #abstractpainting #splatterpainting #acrylicpainting #girlswhopaint #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #egyptianart #triplecrown #horseart #horseracing

Who’s with ME?! 😎 ______ There’s a classic book called ART & FEAR - Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING by David Bayles & Ted Orland that I have been perusing again recently. Here’s a bit that is speaking to me presently: “The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. One of the basic and difficult lessons every artist must learn is that even failed pieces are essential...The best you can do is make art you care about - and lots of it!...The rest is largely a matter of perseverance.” ______ #365daysofmakingart #challengeyourself #goingforthelonghaul #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #sharetheprocess #experimentation #artisticjourney #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #whoswithme #creativitytakescourage #art&fear #persevere #makeart

DAY 78 Trinity arrived today on this galaxy-ish background. I’ve got a backlog of backgrounds that need to find their images. Time to go into listening mode...ask the painting who or what it’s waiting for. ____ This post is part of a 365-day journey of making art. As an artist I’ve struggled to practice my craft daily. 🎨 I began on March 20 and plan to get myself into the studio on a routine basis this way. It’s been awesome so far! My only regret not doing this years earlier. 😎 I’m happy as ever to have you follow my daily trek. _____ My current process is creating multi-layer abstract backgrounds and then incorporate images or text that seem fitting to the mood and composition of the piece. Some days you will see a background taking shape or like today, a process photo of the image I’ve chosen to go on a background. And finally, those special days when I post a completed piece. _____ #365daysofmakingart #day78 #smallwin #challengeyourself #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #experimentation #colorinspiration #artisticjourney #creativelife #sacredart #inspirationalart #abstractart #fineart #originalart #abstractpainting #splatterpainting #acrylicpainting #girlswhopaint #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #holytrinity #galaxy