In an attempt to loosen up my painting style, I thought it would be a fun and interesting challenge to enter a local evening of entertainment called "Art Battle". Essentially, you have 12 artists painting in a competitive arrangement for twenty minutes with a crowd of 150-200 onlookers, who then become the judges of the competition. It has been a great experience and has definitely helped me loosen up and enjoy the processes. Not to mention I made a bit of cash! my 20 minute paintings sold from 50 -200 dollars. Not a bad wage for a fun filled night. Out of 12 artists, I placed second, and am invited to the regionals!