Sunday, October 17, 2010

30 in 30 for 30

Crazy?  Quite possibly.
A Challenge?  Most definitely.
Fun?  I sure hope so.

So what is it?

Simply put, 30 in 30 for 30 is:
30 paintings in 30 days for 30 dollars.

The longer story:

When I heard about the Art Every Day Month challenge hosted by Leah Piken Kolidas, I was intrigued.  I love the idea of creating a piece of art every day and I started thinking maybe this might be a good opportunity to finally open my etsy shop.

While mulling the idea over in the car this week I passed this sign:

Okay Universe, message received - decision made.

So, to kick start the opening of my etsy shop on November 1st I will be:

- Creating an original painting every day for the entire month.  It might be on canvas, it might be on wood... It might be 8 x 10, it might be larger... It might be mixed media, it might be an acrylic painting.
(Since I want to keep this fun, I am going to do what I love - play!)

- Posting each new creation on my blog and listing them daily in my etsy shop

- Only charging $30... yes, an original painting each day for only $30!  It doesn't matter how large or how detailed, for the entire month of November every original creation will be $30.

There you have it:
30 original paintings
30 days
30 dollars

If you would like to help spread the word, I've created a nifty little button you can put on your blog:

Kristin Dudish
Thank You!

P.S.  I welcome suggestions... Feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email with something you'd like to see me paint!  (This could be fun)


  1. That's a great idea!
    I cannot wait to see what you create! I'm sure everything in your shop will be amazing!

  2. It does sound like fun, wish I had my art supplies unpacked and back in the house, if I did I might take this challenge also. Can't wait to see what fantastic creations you come up with.

  3. Wow! That does sound like a wonderful challenge. I can't wait to see what comes out of this for you! I'd love to see a winged buffalo! :) YES, it's a great time to get your shop open.

  4. Sometimes we need to set ourselves some strict deadlines to prompt action - good for you! Can't wait to visit and see what you make.

  5. Woweee! Amazing! Can't wait to see your creations!And sooo great to hear you have set yourself a target and are going for it!!
    ps..I love it how the universe just makes it so blatantly obvious when we actually look for the signs! Xx

  6. How fun! With the holidays coming, it would be fun to see them in your paintings, but whatever you choose to do I'm sure it will be good!

  7. What fun! Good luck with the challenge. I have not doubt you will succeed and can't wait to see how inspiration strikes you daily.

  8. How fun! And wouldn't it be wonderful if they all sold?! good luck!

  9. Thank you Kristin for joining my blog and for the nice comments. Congratulations on the opening of your Etsy store soon, can't wait to see. Good luck with this challange, it sounds like fun.

  10. OOOh, fabulous idea, Kristin. I love it. I can't wait to see what you do with your paintings. That sounds like a great challenge. I know you will create some awesome stuff, I look forward to seeing it.xxoo heather

  11. Great challenge Kristin!! )And very attractive price!)

    But that sign!! WOW!!! I love it when synchronicity hits and the Universe talks to you!

    I will look forward to following your progress with great interest! I've kept up my creating something everyday in my book but they are sure not something I'd put in a shop. I am in awe!

    Hugs EVA

  12. hello kristin, thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kindest comment. i just read your 'about me' description and i already love your enthusiasm and passion! you are so right about not overlooking the joys of creating in small and large ways.

    3o creations in 30 days. i love the idea of that! i will enjoy seeing what you do.


  13. Wow...what a creative idea....can't wait to see what you create for 30 days! and thank you for your sweet message to my blog. :)

  14. HI Kristin,
    Thanks for stopping my blog and leaving a comment!
    I love this idea of 30 in 30 for 30. I recently had a brainstorm for something similar. Maybe I'll have to jump on that November challenge, too! Thanks for sharing!
    PS Your blog is really fun!

  15. Ooh, this sounds like fun! Can't wait to see your paintings. And, one a day will definitely give your Etsy shop a jump start, for sure.

    I'm always up for a challenge. I think I'll join you. Actually, I think I did this one last year..or maybe it was one like it.

  16. this is a wonderful idea....i am so excited to see what you come up with. i have been "putting off" my etsy store for quite some time too, so thanks oh so much for the encouragement and inspiration.
    good luck.

  17. thanks for your comment. this sounds amazing. well done you for your commitment. i will be returning here with interest & support on your exciting venture. how inspiring. i'll add your badge to my site.

  18. I love this idea, and your ambition!
    And, I can't wait to see your shop and work!
    Consider your button 'added'

    :) thanks for finding me


  19. I wish I could make art is much too hard for me though...NO TIME :( I will put your button in my blog later on tonight!!!! :D

  20. Brilliant! What a sign to egg you on. Wishing you all the best here, Kristin!~ you can do it! Will place your icon on my sidebar now. :)

  21. What a great idea! I look forward to seeing what you make. Painting is not my specialty, but it is the thing I think about all the time. I just keep telling myself, I'm too busy, I can't take time to paint for 3 or 4 hours. Well, maybe 1 hour? I think I'll try it. You've inspired me.

  22. OK, it's the 1st Kristin and where's the art?!!! :)

  23. This is so exciting! I cannot wait to see everything you are making. What a huge undertaking with a little one (I know, mine is 4). Good luck with your creations! I just checked your Etsy shop and you're not open yet... save some time for that it seems to take forever to list an item for me! Get your tags right! ;)

  24. This is a beautiful and interesting challenge!!!!
    i like it!!

  25. good luck with your etsy shop, what a great way to start!


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