Friday, January 2, 2009

Resolutions, Goals or Intentions

Now is the time that resolutions, goals or intentions are put out there. I have never been good at expressing my thoughts in these terms. I am not good at following through. Case in point is this blog. My intention when I began was to show my progress by painting a painting once a month and blogging about the progress on a weekly basis. Even by putting that out there I failed after three months. I am sporadic at best about blogging and I only created two paintings in 2008. However, after my win in October I feel the need to push myself so I am going to put myself out there (again) and hope for the best. I want to become more organized so that I can have time to create. I can do this by: - Inventory of my art supplies. - Organizing my art books. - Keep my art space less cluttered. I want to become a better painter. I can do this by: - Scheduling a minimum of two nights a week for painting. - Trying a workshop or local class in a watercolor technique that I have not tried. - Trying to paint "plein aire" as opposed to just painting outside. - Seeing exhibits at museums and galleries. I want to step up my game by: - Painting 5 or more paintings. - Entering 3 or more juried exhibits. - Obtaining commissions. - Participate in a group show. - Blog a minimum of once a week. - Meet more artists in my area. - Join an organization. I want to work on my marketing skills by: - Obtaining business cards. - Writing an Artist Statement. - Creating a mailing list. - Purchasing bookkeeping software. - Working on a portfolio. - Looking into creating prints and note cards of my paintings. I want to follow through on these intentions and hope those who read this let me know when I am falling behind by leaving your comment or emailing me. Wish me luck Gaylynn

2 comments:

Chris said...

You have some great, powerful goals to move your art career along. Best of luck with them!

Gaylynn said...

Thanks Chris

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