For the last three weeks, I have been treating NaMoPaiMo like a full time job.
I have spent countless hours writing blog posts, answering emails, responding to posts on the NaMoPaiMo Facebook page, troubleshooting database issues and making collages. I've also painted almost every single day.
It's been great, but today I am tired. My enthusiasm was at a low ebb when I logged onto Facebook earlier this evening. The first thing I saw was this post by Lisa Smalley. The caption read: Five years of NaMoPaimo! Thank you to Jennifer Bray Buxton for starting this and giving us all something positive, creative, and challenging to look forward to each year!
That was followed by Lisa's "I did it post." She writes: My NaMoPaiMo 2021 project horse is complete! This is the artist resin Moonshine, with a new mane and tail that I sculpted as my ICEE 2020 project. She is painted with airbrushed acrylics and detailed with pastel and pencil. My goal for NaMoPaiMo this year was to learn how to paint palomino, and it was successful!
As evidenced by her first photo, Lisa has been a part of NaMoPaiMo right from the beginning. She is one of our relatively few airbrush artists, and she always posts lots of photos and updates. I don't remember every horse that's been painted during the five years of NaMoPaiMo, but I do remember all of Lisa's. It was so great to see them together in that photo.
Congratulations on another successful NaMoPaiMo, Lisa. It's people like you who make all this work worthwhile. You are the NaMoPaiMo Champion of the Day.