As 2012 winds down to a close, I wanted to take some time to wish everyone a warm and peaceful Christmas season. Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings I often write a family Christmas letter, filled with a summary of family news, and it never really seems quite right to catalog my art activity during the year in a Christmas letter. But people often ask me: “Are you still painting?”
This year I decided to take Alyson Stanfield’s (ArtBizBlog) suggestion to review the year’s accomplishments. Check out her post at the above link for a handy list of questions!
I love the quote below… It’s true we often fail to take into account how much we accomplish! My blog was a huge help in compiling this list. Art Is Truth was a virtual journal for me; and it made me realize what a valuable record-keeping tool it is!
I can’t really imagine that any creative artist wakes up and feels, “How good I am!” and “look how far I have come!” because you know yourself to be up against your limitations. –Elizabeth Hardwick, writer
Over the course of the year I have:
written 75 blog posts
participated in two invitational shows
been juried into three competitive exhibitions
delivered new work to 2 galleries
entered over 20 juried shows
developed a new logo
created a demonstration video to promote my classes
done a guest blog post on a mentor’s website: Thanks Judy Wise!!
hatched a brood of baby chicks with a ‘broody hen’
planted a huge number of new plants in the garden
bred my sheep to plan for lambs in the spring
hosted some fun parties with art buddies and family friends
traveled to NYC, Arizona and Washington D.C.
watched two daughters graduate from college
planned my mother’s 80th birthday party
made new art buddies
I am hoping to fill 2013 with an even longer list. Do you list your biggest accomplishments for the year?
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