"First it was fun and invigorating, then it was exhausting and felt like work, then it was a great sense of accomplishment."
How I did it: Every night I would sit down in front of the tv with my journal and my bag of acrylic paints and I'd paint.
Sometimes I would have sketches and ideas from the day, sometimes I would go into it cold.
Painting sessions were often accompanied with or preceded by chocolate, ice cream, or sherry.
Lessons & tips: Just do it.
Look for inspiration everywhere. Stick with one them like my theme of "Flying Girl." It took some of the choices away so I didn't get overwhelmed. Write or sketch notes as you get inspired. Keep a blog where people are waiting for your next entry. Then you feel like you have to be held accountable for what you are doing.
Resources: Hard bound sketch book. Golden's Fluid Acrylics, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils. Blogger.com, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, and whatever UPN/WB turned into. And DVDs. And Klondike Heath Bars. And Reeses PB cups. And booze. :)
It took me 30 days.
It made me exhausted and amazed