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Drawing and Renewing the 12 Week Challenge

In 12 Week Challenge, Drawing by Zoe Nathan

Some of my readers may have noticed my pin-drop silence on the blog throughout the length of my challenge. This was partly due to me re-prioritizing once I decided I was in fact going to test and compete at a karate tournament in Japan this summer. I definitely will own up to getting distracted by this and other activities and part-time jobs. What became a staple to my art practice during this time is drawing. …
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Self Portraits and a New Calendar

In 12 Week Challenge, Cooking, Drawing, Painting by Zoe Nathan

It has been two weeks since I started my 12 week challenge, and a very busy two weeks! But where have I invested my effort? I have spread myself thin these last two weeks between polishing my language skills in French, Spanish, and now German, running farther than ever in my life (11+ miles), baking three batches of gluten-free cookies, practicing  piano nearly daily with lessons biweekly, and practicing karate in and out of class …
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12 Week Challenge

In 12 Week Challenge, Painting by Zoe Nathan

Over a year ago, I took a 40 Day Challenge to write and paint daily. The results varied: although one piece sold as soon as I completed it, because I didn’t create a schedule with concrete goals to accomplish, I finished very few pieces. Four years prior, I did a 21 Day Painting Challenge, where I elected to do a painting a day, (with one day of prep), and posted them each night. With the …