Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Hit the Ground Running in the New Year
I have hit the ground since the new year started, but not necessarily running in the direction I would like to go. This is the morning of my third day off since starting tax preparation work on Monday the third. Was not this time consuming last year. I have been in a shock about it. But, for now, I am rolling with the punches and thinking about my art goals as I run along. I have made a list of the art festivals to which I want to apply and their deadlines. The Columbus Arts Festival is a really big one, I did apply in their Emerging Artist category, the jury is public and I am looking forward to attending on February 6.
I do plan to make a list of goals and a business plan for this year as well as picking a word for guiding my intentions this year. I know one of my goals will be to work with a consultant/advisor on the business of art. I do have someone in mind, but still mulling it over just a little bit. I will formally look at my goals from last year and see how I have done, but I do know that though I met some of them, the results were not what I had hoped for. I had hoped that going to more festivals, even if not lucrative in sales, would help with commissions, this was not the case. I do think that perhaps becoming a regular at some of these shows could help with that, but that is something I may be consulting about.
On this glorious day off, I am running to the big city to get the last three feral kitties spayed/neutered. They are five and half months already, must not have anymore. It will be a relief to release them tomorrow, hopefully healthy, as well as infertile.
I took a better picture of the red-tailed hawk portrait when preparing my images for art festival applications. So I decided to share it here.
Thank you for visiting and reading despite my long absence. I WILL be back soon.