Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year, New Look and Accountability

Today I was reading Deb Ward's page, I found out that I won her giveaway of her flag painting. I am sooo excited to be getting one of her paintings! I will be watching the mail with intent this week :-) While reading Deb's latest blog, she inspired me to play with my page and update it. So I hope my new look is appealing to all. As you can see I changed the background from a blue violet to a pale pink. However, I kept the blue violet in some of the lettering. Hopefully, the colors I have chosen will complement my future work and make this page enjoyable to read. I also changed up the flow of the page by switching what is now on the left from the right. I think I like the look of this better. It seems to give me more writing space with this template. I was going through saved email and found my end of the year accountability newsletter. Allison encourages you to list your accomplishments for the year. This is to give you a assessment of where you are and where you need to go. So the following is my assessment of 2008: I created two paintings. I went to four exhibits at four different museums in Ohio. I went to five art show/exhibits. I entered three juried art exhibits. I was juried into two art exhibits. One in which I won Best of Show. I had my name and work featured in a news article. I made money this year from a competition and sale of my work. I took a watercolor portrait class. I painted with my art buddies on a regular basis during the summer. I subscribe to an art magazine. I met a fellow blog artist at one of the art exhibits I attended. I did a demo for the local high school advance art class on watercolor. This is the guide line that I used to create the intentions stated in the last post. Seeing everything listed puts my year into perspective. Hopefully, through my new intentions I can add to this list. I worked for several hours today on my next painting. It is drawn and blocked in ready for my next session. Back to work tomorrow. The two weeks off has been nice, but I am ready to get back to a routine. Gaylynn


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Gaylynn, your new look is lovely. I enjoyed reading your list of accomplishments ... it really makes you feel like you've put your foot forward doesn't it?

I'm anxious to see your next painting.

Great way to start the new year.

Deb Ward said...

It frightens me to know that I'm your "inspiration" - boy, are you in trouble!

Seriously, in looking at your goals and accomplishments, you are on track. (I always have the best of intentions, so I know that it's hard to stick to a schedule or goal). Just do the best you can with the time you have. And, look what you did last year - you should be proud of yourself!

I'm also proud of you for trying new stuff with the blog! (Maybe we will get the hang of this yet!!!!)

Best of luck this year with everything you want to accomplish!

Gaylynn said...

Thanks Nancy and Deb, I appreciate the encouragement.

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