Doing What You Love: My 365 Painting Project


I’m not a resolution kind of person and I have figured out why. While I like to think about all of my flaws and envision a more perfect Jacinda, I am not naturally disposed to do stuff that I don’t want to do. Are there people who are? I think maybe. Well, all this is to say that I have found the secret to resolution success for myself. I have to pick something that I love to do! Something that makes me so happy that I stay up late at night doing it and then wake up two hours earlier than I need to the next day to get back at it. Guys, I’m painting again! I am painting every day and I am so happy.

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Here is a selection of the quick daily paintings that I have done since January 1st. You can find them all on my Instagram page, @prudentjacinda. I’m especially proud of my newest work, a bison study and cacti-surrounded Armadillo. Come follow along, I’d love to hear what you think.

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Should I do more floral paintings?

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More portraits of my sister’s cat in human clothing? Weird.

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More thinks that I love like plants and lobster? and cake?IMG_2247 (1)

More pretty pools that I find on Jaime’s instagram and random cow skulls covered in flowers? The great thing about painting every day is that I will have time for all of it. I can’t wait to see where this re-discovered passion will take me.

Is your New Year Resolution making you happy? If not maybe you should pick a new one. It’s still January after all.




Nancy Saccoccio

Following your Instagram Is my”something to look forward to”. One of my resolutions has been inspired by it—- as an art teacher-to make “painting” a more common occurrence in art class. Thanks!!


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