Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to 2010: my resolutions

I'm welcoming the new year with a bit of vintage nostalgia, compliments of Dover images.

I have given a great deal of thought to my new year's resolutions. I intend to be accountable for them on December 31, 2010. I hope I do better than last year's resolutions. In fact, I intend to make only resolutions, (or as Marilyn Rock, Halle, and Donna would say: set goals) that I am fairly certain I can keep.

1. Finish my Hands AB and create a blog specifically for it.

2. Finish my altered recipe mini-AB and possibly create a blog for it. I say possibly because it all depends on how many pages end up in the book and if it deserves its own blog.

3. Make at least one assemblage or collage a week, with a show in mind.

4. Sell my first art piece.

5. Post to my blog every day, even though some posts may seem trivial. Use the blog as a document of my art, the materials I used, etc.

6. Be more involved in the "Create Every Day" prompts.

7. Continue visiting the Xerox site (link on my sidebar under "Eye candy and Freebies") and sending postcard support to our troops. See this post for the specifics.

8. Contemplate (because I'm not sure if it's possible since I have much to research) teaching another on-line class, but this time get paid for it.

9. Use more fabric in my art, including that which I have dyed or painted.

10. Get/make a new blog banner that portrays my artistic sensibilities.

11. Play with a different technique (maybe even more than one) each month, then document it on my blog. Some techniques I hope to either learn or expand on are:
a. Gelatin monoprinting
b. Papermaking
c. Stamp making (and not the potato stamps like I've made in the past)
d. Become friendly with my Dremel
e. Nature printing
f. Use rubber stamps in my art
g. Mat my art using my mat cutter
h. Make my own frames using my miter saw
i. Make my first mosaic
j. Work with resin
k. Solder
l. Make useful art in Photoshop
m. Take better photos with this new camera

And finally:
12. Visit one new blog each day and leave a comment. Who knows? I might make a long term friend that way and I'm sure I'll become exposed to new and unique art!!


I'll post my resolutions again on December 31, so you can be the judge of how well I did.

8 thoughtful remarks:

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! WOW! Your goals are incredible and thank you for sharing them with us. They all sound great and I look forward to seeing some of the results, here, on your Blog in the coming year! Best always - Marilyn xxoo

Brian K said...

Here's to a wonderful, healthy, creative New Year! And more creative men out there!

Diane said...

Great goals--hope you have a very creative 2010, and I'm so glad that I found your blog :D

Halle said...

Wow...you have quite a list!! Best wishes for a super creative 2010!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOWEE those are some goals Ms E!!!
I have every confidence in you dear friend!
Happiest of New Years to ya!
oxo

Miki Willa said...

This is a very impressive list of goals. I was impressed by how many of your goals you met or made good progress on for 20009. It will be great to watch your process for this year. Happy New Year!

LisaC said...

Well, I especially love #'s 9, 11, and 12. I enjoyed reading last years resolutions and how they panned out. I wish you success on this years, I hope all your rez's come true!

Marlynn said...

How about - Somewhere Over the Rainbow? I'm sure you with Bluebeard's help will accomplish the goals you have set! I'm impressed. Really impressed. You go girl. And.... Happy New Years!