Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year (01/01/11)!!

Here we are beginning a new year that has all 1's in it. Technically (although many non-mathematicians will disagree with me), this is also the first day of the second decade of the 21st century. It all has to do with that pesky zero that some can't quite comprehend. And it's also a day when my European and Asian friends write it the same way we do in the US.




Let's ring in the new year with some goals and resolutions. Yesterday you saw how well I did with last year's resolutions. We'll have to see how well I did this year when I post the results of my successes on December 31, 2011. In that vein, my word for this year is Believe. Believe in yourself, believe in your abilities, and believe in the power you have to influence others. Because I believe!

1. This year I am going to sell my first work of art. It's not just a goal, it's a statement! And it's number 1 because I believe it will happen.

2. Revamp my blog posts, making even more days special, similar to Silent Sunday, Tea Tuesday, and Whats On Your Worktable Wednesday (WOYWW).

3. Interview one artist a month.

4. Continue visiting the Xerox site (link on my sidebar under "Eye candy and Freebies") at least once a week, and sending postcard support to our troops until they are safely home out of harm's way. See this post for the specifics.

5. Interact more with my blog readers and followers.

6. Continue to work on my Hands AB and Altered Recipe AB.

7. Offer a few meaningful swaps, not just on ABC, but through my blog, too.

8. Create at least one tutorial each month.

9. Once a month, revisit some techniques I've not played with for quite awhile.

10. Create one assemblage each month.

And finally:
11. Make meaningful art, not just something I throw on my blog because I need a post for that day.

I believe. Do you?

And because these goals seem to fit the Inspiration Avenue challenge this week, I'm adding them to the mix. Sorry there are no photos, but there are quite a few in my previous post here where I show how well I did with my goals of 2010.

16 thoughtful remarks:

jude said...

You certainly are going to be a very busy crafter !Heres wishing all your dreams come true for a very happy healthy ,Crative New Year.
Hugs judex

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Elizabeth. You have been a real inspiration to me this past year.

Rachel

Kirsty.a said...

It's going to be a busy year - look foreard to reading all about it.

thekathrynwheel said...

Good luck with all of the goals you have set yourself for 2011 :-) If you believe in yourself I'm sure you can achieve all of these things and more ....
Welcome to the calendar challenge for 2011 - delighted to have you on board and look forward to seeing what you create each month. Happy new year to you :-) x

Violets Corner said...

Oh that's a serious list! I've learnt that goals are important for success, so here's for a very creative new year!

Hugs
Maarit

Gez said...

Happy New Year Elizabeth.xx I wish you every success with your list especially the first one. Very best wishes. Love Gez.xx

Dianne said...

Happy New Year and please put your art out there! It is wonderful! Good luck with your list!

steph said...

HAPPY HAPPY New Year dear friend!!!

Healing Woman said...

Your goals are definitely doable. I can see you accomplishing each and every one of them. I think you already interact well with blogger friends and that you are always very, very considerate in your comments and links. You already feature different artists and you already have amazing tutorials. You are well on your way for another great year.

Amanda said...

Happy New Year! You have inspired me in so many ways in 2010. I do BELIEVE! And I love reading your blog, the information you share, and I appreciate the comments you leave on my blog. So I wish you all the best in 2011 and look forward to all your resolution accoomplishments!! Take care...

elle said...

How cool- 01/01/11! Ready, Setty, GO...

Carola Bartz said...

We will have even more fun on 11.11.11!!! I'm a non-mathematician, but I know (thru the geek) that today is the first day of the new decade... And you even posted at 1:11am - it can't get better than this!
Great resolutions for 2011 - and I believe that you can do it!!

rebeca trevino said...

your 2011 goals are hefty, but I am sure you will accomplish them. you have inspired me to make my own list of goals.

Do let me know if I can help with your goals in any way. I will visit often, and comment when appropriate.

Have an art filled 2011.

Ann said...

Happy New Year. I always enjoy visiting your blog. You've set yourself some huge Resolutions for this year. I hope you achieve them all!

Halle said...

Great set of goals for the new year! And your word for the year is very inspirational! BELIEVE! Love it..

artangel said...

I'm very impressed by your comprehensive and well-considered list! I believe you'll achieve every one of your goals! x