WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR?
HUH? DO YOU KNOW?
WHAT WERE THEY LAST YEAR?
DID YOU REACH THEM?
WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?
WHY CANT YOU ACHIVE YOUR GOALS?
Geez who needs this kind of pressure. Goals sound so ominous. Like Career. Comittment. Marriage (god forbid). "Goals" is an abstract, broad term. Let's break it down to something simpler. Kinder.
What art projects do you want to do next year?
What art projects do you want to do next month?
See, that doesn't sound quite as bad. A project is doable. And it doesn't have to be your career. The word project reminds me of grammer school and poster paper and strawberry scented magic markers. And of diorammas and cookies and milk. Forget life goals, who the heck knows what to do with their life anyway, lets get some projects started.
From my radio show we learned that:
Kelley: will do a body of work and talk to a local gallery to show her stuff before summer.
Vanessa: will Start Up her New Sewing Machine and make a blog post about it and report back next week. Her projects for the year is to use that sewing machine to combine paper and fabric and make mixed media things and clothing, and to publish in a magazine.
Laura: Wants to buy a space to make and teach art in. She has two weeks to go to the County Clerks office to see if that building she wants is for sale so she can be one step closer to having a workshop space. Starting an Outreach Program for people who can't afford art may help her get her project funded.
Lisa: will slow down and not start too many pieces at one time. She is going to pick one painting and learn how to make a wonderful print to put in her etsy shop.
Suzi: will complete her book, teach new classes, and make a new rubber stamp collection that has a series of free how to videos that show lots of new products to use.
you can listen here
One of my projects is to spruce up my living area creatively. For starters, I wrapped the corner of my countertop in fabric.
Used a glue gun and folded the fabric over as I went to create pleats. It makes the edges of the cabinets softer and more rustic. I think. I'm sure that's not what my mom would think : )
I also painted Plaid's Chalk Board Paint on the wall so I can keep track of projects due, like my walk through PDF for Donna Downey's Inspired Class Im teaching in May. I also wrote inspiring words and phrases around it that remind me of who I am and what I like to do.
Patricia crocheted this for me for christmas. Each piece is a flower stiched together. She will make yOu one too if you want to order one for yourself. Then we can be flower scarf twins.
Gigi's goal for 2011 is to not let me put anymore stuff on her head.
I decided that I cannot die before my art stuff is organized. So this is a priority.
It's 2pm and I'm off to get a facial that was a present from Miss Patricia which will feel grand since I have my period and everything hurts and I want to be loved. Then OH THEN we are going to Barnes and Noble and I'm purchasing, aquiring, scoring, a Nook. Because I just finished off a book in 2 days and I am a girl who reads! We are starting a book club for real. One book per month. Tomorrow's post will tell you all about it. I hope you read with me.