I don't have a whole lot of exciting news every day in my boring life but this is
something very cool to report on today.....I have a new article in the upcoming issue of Somerset Studios (Jan/Feb)!! Whooooohoooo! I was asked to write for their "With One Palette" department feature which was a huge honor! The hardest part was picking out the color palette to use because I love to work with a limited palette and expand my wings while doing so. There are so many awesome color combinations to work with, it's like picking out candy at a candy store..haha!
Anyway, this is was a great experience to be a part of and one that I feel like is a step in the right direction as I move into my art career more and more every day. I wish I could wake up every day and got to work in my studio. Honestly, there are so many things I want to do and do more of but time is the only thing holding me back.
If I had more time....I'd be putting my work in more galleries. Stocking the galleries I have now more regularly, doing more art shows, taking on more teaching opportunities, working my Etsy shop more diligently, sending my neswsletter out more regularly, writing more articles, start working on the book I want to do...yes there are many things I would do in addition to this list....if only. But the positive thing is I am able to do a far amount of all of these things even working the full time job...and I do live a comfortable (not extravagant life but comfortable) life because of my job. I am grateful for that. I just have an eye for the future..and I think it's about time I get a business plan in order so that I can really put down on paper what it is I want to accomplish and roadmap how it is I intend to get there. It's all a part of my 2011 exit strategy. :)
(this piece above is one in my journal that was not included in the feature but one that I created with the xs paint from the pieces I worked on while creating the series for the article).
What are you going to strive for in 2011?? What are your News Years intentions (not necessarily resolutions...more like goals and achievements you want to work towards)?
It's fun to think about all that you want to do if the world was at your fingertips. Why just think about it though? The world is at your fingertips...just reach out for it!