Good Morning lovely readers!
It’s time to recommit myself to something this coming year. As with last year I’m not big on resolutions. I prefer the term “goals” resolutions are typically so vague and have no planning involved in them. It’s kinda like a wish that you hope comes true but put forth no effort. You can read my 2013 New Year post here to see more about how I felt starting out last year and my general view of resolutions.
I’ve been racking my brain now for the past few months trying to figure out what to do this coming year. I have some personal goals but this is my art blog so I really won’t be going into that here. What I’ve been torn with is whether or not to keep pursing drawing each day this year. I love both drawing and posting each day. It’s been a great way to get to know people and to hone my skills. But I want to move forward in pursing my art career. And while sometimes I love my sketches, other times I’m kind of embarrassed by them. With that being said, the conflict comes from over working my sketches. Some sketches I want to pursue and make into print quality art… but I can’t do that with each.
I’ve been discussing it with my husband and I think I’ve finally come up with a resolution to the problem.
So here are my art goals.
1) Keep drawing each day. But please keep in mind these will not be some of my better quality stuff. I need to remind myself that sketches aren’t meant to be perfect. They are warm ups and opportunities to to try out things I normally wouldn’t. This is something that I lost sight of during the end of the year when life in general just started to get stressful. This resulted in some of my least favorite drawings.
2) my NEW GOAL for the year is to make one piece of work each month that is of “print quality” and to have the print made. In theory I would like to have more than 12 prints by the end of the year but this is my goal and anything I surpass will be icing on the cake.
3) By July: I would like to have the blog set up with more of an online portfolio feel. I love posting my sketches but to pursue art I need a place where people can land and see my best work not my doodles. Also, have business cards made.
4) By December: Set up accounts on Society6, FineArtAmerica, and Behance
I think that’s it for now. I don’t want to over goal myself out. As I said last year, the way to succeed is to have obtainable goals. You want to develop processes not vague wishes.
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you have an awesome year.