|Onions Watercolor Donated to Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser|
It is that time of year when I take stock of my 2011 accomplishments and work on goals for 2012.
I completed five paintings with one still on my easel.
I taught a private watercolor class. So FUN!
|Troublesome Pebble Watercolor|
I posted 42 times to this blog. These posts also go to my FB page and I have over 580 "friends" that I share tweets with on Twitter. This is my way of getting out there and meet other artists for support and ideas.
I began listening to Dreama Tolle Perry and Leslie Saeta on Artist's Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio. These ladies give great tips and have very helpful guests on their weekly show.
I updated my resume'.
I renewed my membership to Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Here I learn from the wonderful speakers the club brings in each month.
|Locked Out Watercolor SOLD|
I received a 2nd place ribbon for my painting Waiting on the Rain (see Gallery above) at the Evergreen Show.
I traveled to Nashville, TN to the Frist Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame. I went to several exhibits at the Taft Museum.
I attended Summerfair at Coney Island Park. This is a National Outdoor Art Show. It brings in many artists from all over the USA. This show begins my summer each year and is my favorite event at Coney.
I have to state that if it was not for my art community, I would not have made some of these accomplishments. I am grateful for All the help I received from Rhonda Carpenter and her husband. The mentoring I get from Rhonda, Deb Ward and the many blogs that I read and comment on.
|Flower Market Watercolor SOLD|
Now for my 2012 goals. This is very much what I wrote last year. I only reached 4 out the 25 so I am going to try again.
I want to stay organized. I can do this by:
Keep books up to date.
Keep files of my paintings up to date.
Keep my studio less cluttered.
Keep my portfolio/bio/artist statement/scrapbook up to date.
I want to become a better painter. I can do this by:
Improving my studio habits.
Picking an artist to study their techniques/style.
Seeing exhibits at museums, galleries, art events, and art fairs. (4 or more local/far away)
|Mugs with Oranges Oil|
Meet more artists in my area.
Renew my membership to those I belong.
Join another are organization and become involved.
I want to work on my marketing skills. I can do this by:
Ordering new business cards and postcards.
Work on mailing list and strive for 200+ names.
Research the costs of prints/cards of my artwork.
Blogging once a week.
Creating a website.
Now to print this out and hang it in the studio!
I WISH EVERYONE A HEALTHY, PRODUCTIVE AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!