Looking over the past year I can see some steps forward and some back. Keeping my life balanced and all the balls in the air seems to be the hardest thing for me.
- started this blog
- sold two paintings at one exhibition
- registered domain name and set up website
- learnt a LOT about abstract art, and art in general, from Arielle Masson at Glassell
- body of artwork became more cohesive
This is the part I have fun with - making plans and setting goals. This year I have split my plans down by month too since I have trouble with getting overwhelmed by large, simultaneous goals.
- Get a schedule and routines in place so the little things in life don't disturb my studio time. And by 'little things' I do not mean the kids.
- Get a solid body of work together.
- Write and post at least two blog entries a week.
- Go to at least two exhibitions or galleries a month.
- Read 50 books, keeping a simple list of them. Preferably books I already own.
- Reread I'd Rather Be in the Studio and get art business organized.
- Talk to my local independent coffee shop about an exhibition.
- Host an Open Studio.
- Devise (and then follow) a study plan to hone my painting and drawing skills. Perhaps a skill a month?
- Get to the gym or go running at least three times a week.