As much as I enjoy the holidays (and I really did enjoy them this year), I always like when they are over and I can get back into a more reasonable state of chaos. There is about a week where I don't feel like I need to do anything and then all of a sudden it is time to start a new to-do list. It is during this week that I start to think about what is ahead for the new year. I try not to make resolutions that I can't keep, but of course I have the same resolutions as most...eat healthier, exercise more, spend more time with friends and family...the usual. What I also try to do is make a goal for myself with regards to my art.
When I started this blog (two years ago), my goal was to blog about my paintings as a way of showing my art to friends and family (and blogland), in hopes of selling some paintings. And guess what? It worked. I started to sell paintings.
Last year, my goal was to get my paintings into an art show. And guess what? It worked. I managed to make it into three art shows in 2010 and one of my paintings even won a viewers' choice award.
Now, I am starting to dream BIG. For 2011, my goal is to get some paintings into a gallery. I am not sure how or where to begin. I guess I need a portfolio, a CV (yikes!), business cards, confidence...oh yeah, and a whole lot of paintings. Busy days ahead.
I have a group show coming up next month which I will tell you more about soon. I would also love to have a solo show sometime this year. And of course, most of all, I would love to just sell A LOT of paintings. Wish me luck.
Hey, by the way, I finished up a few commissions before Christmas. They are all on my website now. I didn't post them earlier as they were Christmas and anniversary gifts. But now I can.
These two were painted as a diptych. [The hills are actually more red than orange, hard to tell from my poor photography skills.]
Each one is 16" x 16", acrylic on canvas.
I am dreaming of a BIG year for 2011. Sean and I will be turning 40 this year and I really want this to be the year that BIG things happen in the best of ways.
Welcome 2011! I wish all of us BIG successes. Thanks for reading.