My Creative Resolution – Watercolor, Illustration, Print Pattern Design

Forgotten Projects

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I love starting a new project, but inevitably my enthusiasm wanes and it’s hard to stick with and finish the project . As I look back on my creative projects this year, I’m surprised there aren’t more abandoned projects. I know the reason why. It’s because of you! If I was working privately and not filling you in on all the details, I would be a lot less motivated to finish. So thank you!

I’m of two minds on forgotten projects. One part of me wants to finish them. But the other part of me, thinks I should work on what inspires me. A happy medium between these two “minds” is probably the answer. So, as part of My Creative Resolution 2015, I will (every so often) select a forgotten project and finish it.

I can’t promise I’ll pick these projects at random, or how often I’ll do this – but I do promise to keep you posted. 😉

A few forgotten and unfinished projects from 2014
Dandelion, acrylic 
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Girl Digging, acrylic
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Beach Girl, illustration style in progress. Last version – watercolor
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A few abandoned watercolors:
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and

A Mirror (that’s buried in the garage), that I was going to sand and paint the frame in an interesting way. It’s been there since June.

BTW – I refuse to add to the “forgotten” list – Christmas Dioramas and House/Door Paintings because I will work on these again! If I remember.

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

6 thoughts on “Forgotten Projects

  1. Go Eileen! I’ll cheer you on. 😀👍

  2. Yes I just made a list…not forgotten, but certainly unfinished. I like your idea of pulling out a piece of paper for the next project to be completed (I’m a big fan of randomness). We’ll see what the new year brings…but I agree, having a blog to post what I’ve done is a big help.

  3. As I cleaned for my open studio I found stacks of paintings I’d forgotten about. Two thoughts: wow I should do more like that, or wow, that’s terrible. A sense of humor helps. Carry on…

  4. Lol! Yes, I know what you mean. I like to keep everything, including the duds. They make me feel like I’ve come a long way. Unless they are new!

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