It's been awhile since I've done a monthly recap and set specific goals for the month. I find that it's really helpful to do it. There is so much power in stating my goals here. But first a recap--
I didn't miss any days in February but I must disclose that I never finished that large painting from Feb. 8. It doesn't bother me. Instead I'm glad I tried it because now I know. Probably when I try another large painting like this, I'll use a method where I can work a layer or a section at a time. That seems to work better for me last year.
I framed 45 pieces for my show on Friday (4 of them were from last year) and 1 for the art of healing auction. That's 42 paintings that I am willing to show out of the 59 that I made in January and February. I'm feeling pretty good about that ratio.
I enjoyed the various series that I worked on and I liked mixing it up day to day. I've had a lot of fun with gouache on paper recently so there'll be lots more of that coming up.
- enjoy opening night of my show--All the work is done. I just need to keep promoting it, show up, and have fun!
- submit piece for Springfield Regional Arts Council's Metamorphosis show--more on this in a later post.
- prepare for the Hip Handmade Market--I'll be selling all new work since January and February's paintings are at Obelisk Home. I'll need to design my booth, work on packaging, promotion etc. This is going to take up most of my month! (oh and I'm one of the makers featured on their blog today. I'm honored to be up there alongside Culture Flock Clothing!)
- go to a figure drawing class--figure was my favorite drawing class in college, in fact it was the only drawing class that I enjoyed. Here in Springfield, Arts & Letters holds a figure drawing night every so often. I've been saying I want to go and it's time to actually do it!
- complete application for Ozarks Gallery at Artsfest--awesome opportunity that I'm excited about. I'll give it a shot.
It's going to be a busy month but I'm excited. I've been doing these collages the last few days and I really feel things moving in a different direction.
On an unrelated note, I was on the abundant artist podcast. Cory has lots of questions that go beyond 'what is year of creative habits?' So even if you've heard my story before, I think this was a really good conversation. And of course for all things related to the business of art, I follow Cory's blog.