I dared to take an art challenge

Several months ago, two friends challenged me to post three pieces of my art work every day for five days on Facebook. When the first friend (fellow student Richard Hudon) made the challenge I panicked. I didn’t think I had 15 pieces I’d be willing to share so publically.

Later in the day, my former drawing teacher, Lucy Ellen Smith sent me the same challenge. When something keeps coming up I think it’s important to pay attention, so I took a deep breath and took the challenge.

These are the pieces I posted. Most are oils, a few are acrylics and one is a skirt made entirely out of vegetables.

VW paintings

Paintings of people

Bicyclists, beekeeper suit and parboiling beans

Creation out of food, wisteria vine and vase

Collage of fruit

I’m grateful to Richard and Lucy for presenting me with the challenge and proud of myself for seeing it through.  It was a huge boost to my self-confidence and also got me my first commission. Some dares are definitely worth taking!

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.