Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Goals for a Happy New Year

People with goals succeed because they know where they are's as simple as that. Earl Nightingale
A few of my goals for this upcoming year relating to my artwork...
Make a studio space where I can 'spread out'
Spend time each day doing artwork
Explore new techniques...this seems to be including printmaking projects like Blueprints, Solar prints, Block prints, Stamp prints
Inkblots have become an interesting project for exploration and the end of 2012 journal is full of them.
Make a book a month...explore new book structures
Enjoy the Edmonton Calligraphy Society workshops and produce something for the June exhibit
Create a 2013 journal
Publish an ebook for Amazon.

I did lots of knitting this past has been an easy way to accomplish completing projects without having a 'space' to work.
I completed a journal for my 'mapping project' based very loosely on Jill Berry's book "Personal Geographies". Now I have much fodder for projects that will be quilts of sorts.  mmmm sewing, how I have missed you. Worked on some print making - gelatin prints, solar prints, and a teensy bit of blueprinting. I have new ideas already this year and I am laying awake at night thinking about them.
This is a basketfull brimming with ideas for my artwork and I will have to fit it in between my other life work but it will happen.
Let me know what your plans are for this year. I look forward to comments on my blog.

DO YOU KNOW that the library is a fount of books for inspiration. I ordered up several mixed media books that you might be interested in.
ACRYLIC FUSION - Dan Tranberg - Experimenting with Alternative Methods for Paint, Collage, and Mixed Media
WATER PAPER PAINT - Heather Smith Jones - Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media
SURFACE TREATMENT WORKSHOP - Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson - Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

Here is my Christmas knitting project - a gift for a special girl. She watched me knitting and was still surprised when she opened her Christmas package.

Well Blogger doesn't want to let me upload a photo so will try again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you have some great projects and ideas for this upcoming year! I have projects I want to do (in my head) and can't seem to get around to them! All the best. - Sylvia