A year ago today I joined the daily spitpaints group on facebook for daily 30min paintings. (just type daily spitpaints in the search field on Facebook if you wanna join) Although I've been doing the same daily drills back in 2004 over the years I lost motivation to keep practicing on a daily basis and got a bit too comfortable with where I was at. This group lit up the fire inside me again since a lot of my friends I used to post with at forums like sijun and cgtalk joined the group as well. That brought back a nostalgic feeling of the good old days which made me start doing the daily paintings again. I wanted to use this opportunity to tackle my weaknesses and to polish my strengths. Today I reached 512 paintings since I joined the group on October 23rd 2013 which brings me to a total of 1218 speed paintings since March 2004. (512 paintings in 365 days is also my personal record so far). I can’t describe how much I learned through the past year and how much more comfortable, faster and better I got. So I’m not planning to stop any time soon. Let's see if I can break the 512 mark next year!