A Fresh Start...
...to the New Year is what we all look forward to. Especially after an especially difficult year. So, I've been trying to think about setting my goals for the year. It has been a difficult year for me and my family and I'm hoping that 2009 turns out to be a better year than 2008.
It has started out with good news that I received the other day...I sold one of my colored pencil paintings that was hanging in Memphis during December! I also received the People's Choice award at the opening reception and received a ribbon. So I am going to be optimistic and hope that this is a good sign for 2009!
Here is a close up picture of 'Stars, Stripes, and Stitches' with the ribbon. Sorry, I had to cut off my head because the picture of me was really, really bad! The weather was rainy and windy and unseasonably warm, so I was not as presentable as I would have liked!
I really did plan to set some goals for 2009. I really thought about what my goals should be and realized that last year was more stressful than it should be. So I have decided that taking care of myself was going to be my top priority. My job tends to be very stressful at times and very time consuming, so I can't plan to work on my art on a daily basis. I do plan, however, to do something that is related to being creative on a daily basis. Whether it is planning, doing research, learning about the business side of art, or just getting inspired by reading about what other artists are doing. And when I do have the time and energy for creating, then hopefully inspiration will follow.
To the new year!