2018 Resolutions

For the new year, I’ve made a few resolutions. For 2018, I will commit to my art practice more than I had in 2017. A few factors have enabled me to have a little more time outside of my day job to work in the studio, and I’m committed in 2018 to make that happen. Here are my resolutions, key words and thoughts going in another new year.

My resolutions for 2018 are these: 

  • organize studio and keep organization systems operational
  • complete 1 painting per weekend, at minimum; 4 per month; 48 per year
  • put hooks and hanging on the back of my paintings before I paint a ‘rainy moment’
  • register for a few art workshops or classes in different mediums or techniques: on my list are: encaustics, screen printing, photography.
  • teach 3-4 multi-week art classes this year
  • apply to residencies
  • actually use my daily planner for…planning daily
  • write 1 blog post per week
  • keep my studio paintings inventory up to date as soon as paintings are finished
  • increase online art sales
  • use up all the blank canvases I bought on clearance

My key words for 2018 are: 

  • momentum
  • acknowledgement
  • follow up
  • productive

Going into 2018, I’m pleased that I already have two 2-3 person gallery exhibitions booked (April and November). This gives me deadlines already to work towards for each show. Between those two shows already booked, I’ll participate in several group and juried shows as they spring up.

I’m grateful for a new year, a new page, a new beginning. This gives opportunity for starting over fresh and committing anew to the artistic and creative growth ahead for the year.

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