I had my goal list pretty much done in the middle of December, but, as I reviewed what I accomplished, I realized how much time I spent obsessively focused on a few things on that list. I felt I needed to get off the speeding train, get grounded and re-evaluate. It is a tricky balance, this life. That balance is key and I want to enjoy more of that. In so doing, I want to offer more to those I touch either through art or other parts of my life. Peace, health and happiness, my friends!
Goals for 2010:
- Reassessing my priorities. Making sure my time is used the way I want to. Life is precious and Must be spent on the things we value most.
- The Book. I am excited about making a cohesive collection of paintings and stories.
- Finish the “Echoes” architectural series in 2010 and close it with an Exhibition and Book launch.
- Reduce my on-line time – make my work there more efficient.
- To read more– and to write more. I want to try my hand at another kind of storytelling at the end of 2010.
- Journeys inside. With 2009 being such an extroverted year, I want to look a little more inward in 2010. I want to follow the path the old houses set me on and see where it goes, creatively, imaginatively and spiritually. It is a “Hermit” year for me. I need some more time for ‘inner’ journeying. The last two years have been very ‘external’. I think that transition I feel coming on will become clearer this year.
- Some more travel. Working on some Spring trips even now…
- I want to experiment a little more with and within my subject matter. I feel I can go deeper… I am thinking I will give some time to experimenting more with acrylics – try something new.
- Write and execute a new marketing plan that fits me and my artistic goals, for now, and considers the market. This plan will have a longer time line and several stages. It will be scaled back from 2009 – more maintenance and one bold new project. I need to scale back in order to not damage my health the way I did in 2009. Being so goal oriented drove me to burn-out, so I need to restrain myself a little on the marketing and take the pressure down a notch. I think by limiting the number of projects it will improve my focus. That one project is going to be a good one if I can get it off the ground. It will be well into the year before I will start to reveal it. I hope it proves to interest my readers and my collectors even half as much as I am excited about it….
- More time with the people that are important to me. ‘Nuff said…
And so it begins…. Happy New Year, everyone!
I must create my own system or be enslaved by another man’s…”