Art Goals for 2013
Every year, I make and document a bunch of resolutions, both for my art and my everyday life. Looking back, I've actually done pretty well in keeping those resolutions. I think the simple act of writing down a few wishes and goals for the new year helps plant the seeds of change and growth that eventually blossom even if not directly nurtured. Here's my art goals for 2013:
- Monthly artist dates: This has been on my resolution list for the last couple of years and this year is the year for this...I can feel it!
- Continue to blog at least 3 to 4 days a week. I've been doing pretty good with this one so I want to keep it up.
- More: sewing/fabric, painting, illustration, sculpture; Less: Journaling. Sometimes, I feel like I get so caught up in art journaling that I run out of time for other things. I need my journals to support my other interests more.
- Have a gigantic show in October. I've become a regular at a local venue and the place is huge! I could easily hang 75 small to medium pieces but the most I've ever hung was 33 because I always wait too late in the year to begin work. However, this year I already have a theme in place (The Motley Menagerie) so I have high hopes that I can rock that space come October.
- Tackle the 365 in 2013 project originated by iHanna. I intend to try and create 365 characters, drawn, sewn, painted, or sculpted. This will be my underlying focus throughout the year.
- Write 15 minutes per day, 3 times a week. I have a specific, personal creative writing project that I am working on...mostly in my mind. I'd like to build a regular writing habit.
- Here's the biggest goal of all: USE WHAT I HAVE!!!! I want to limit my spending to books and the occasional online class. Finances have become terribly shaky in recent months and I need to basically eliminate spending on art supplies. I already have a wealth of supplies at my disposal so the tough part will be defeating the urge to have all the latest and greatest.