Even though I didn't finish the 100 days of painting, a shift in my work occurred: more diversity in the landscapes I'm doing on tiles. Now I'm considering whether to resume painting or to do a challenge in another area such as drawing - closely related and good practice; or for 100 days writing about my art. It may not be evident, but writing is part of having an art business (think emails, for one); and it not only improves with practice, but helps me be more articulate about my work because I have to think about a process that is intuitive and not part of the brain connected to words. It helps others see, appreciate and understand my work... and, unexpectedly, me too. Hmm, why did I make that?
Another idea for a challenge is to come up with 10 new ideas every day. (I wrote about this in the 1/13/2016 entry.) It stretches the creative muscle and is a discipline I would hope to carry beyond 100 days to become a daily habit. Even if it's not 10 ideas, some time set aside for that purpose.
For the record, here are a few of the fired results from the original challenge. Each one below is approximately 9 x 12 x 2 and hangs by a wire in the back. $249.
Garden Tea with Poppies, 14 x 21, hangs by a wire in the back. $450