This year I was a little low on energy due to losses in the family and how that affects us all during these times of family celebrations.
As I was scrolling down the facebook feed for my Pam Carr Art page on facebook yesterday I happened upon a post from Art Biz Coach about setting goals for the new year. This link is here for the post on her artblog. I also signed up for her free video session on Ecstatic Encounters.
Well it was just what I needed and it got the juices flowing.
Just from sitting down with some paper and a pen I joined the Community Arts Council of Great Victoria, applied to exhibit in two galleries and researched other places seeking submissions from artists.
I also created a check list to try and keep track of my social media sharing so I do it more effecively.
Another job that had been on my to do list was to create a list of all my works so I can track where they have been shown, shared and sold. I find it tricky to remember all the names for my paintings so this is a good place to nail that down for quick reference.
So one of the things I have committed to doing in 2016 is posting one blog post a week. Minimum.
This morning I have been creating bitly links for my saatchart.com listings. By creating my check list I am released from having to do them all at once in case I miss something. Now I can do them a few at a time and know just which ones are finished and what is left to be done.
Clearing up this kind of paperwork really frees your mind up and allows the creativity to flow more easily, and the direct result has been that I have been painting this morning. Something I haven't done since I arrived in Mission for Christmas festivities on Dec. 18th.
The painting I am sharing on my blog today is one of my favourite new big works."Where Are You Now?"
It is available on saatchiart and you can see the listing here.
|Where Are You Now? 36"x36"x1.5"|
I hope all the artists and art lovers out there have big hopes and dreams and that you enjoy the journey as your life unfolds before you. Happy New Year. :-)