Sunday, December 31, 2006

2007 Art Goals. I've been pondering. . . and ruminating. . . and just plain thinking for WEEKS about what I'd like to set up for personal art goals for 2007. In March of 2006 I met an online art friend, Lin Frye, who had made a committment to sketch every day of the year. Through thick and thin and all her busyness, she accomplished the task beautifully! Well, it is from her wonderful example that I decided to set goals for 2007. Here they are: 1 - Sketch and/or Paint Every Day 2 - Do All the EDM challenges (this means starting with #1) I'm going to dedicate one journal just for EDM challenges. 3 - Work through the art books in my personal library - "work" them, not just read them. 4 - Start a nature journal. 5 - Use Calligraphy in journals. (I need to restore my old skills!) 6 - Attend at least one Workshop - probably the one in Burbank in October. This list has challenge (every day) but it also has some flexibility. For example, #2 through #5 can really apply to #1. I'm not going to necessarily complete one work each day, but I'm going to WORK on art every day.


Lin said...

FANTASTIC goals, Brenda! Let's be support partners for daily sketching! Bless you for your kind words -- and nature journals -- I LOVE your goals--and you've inspired me to think even more about my own.

Thank YOU for being such a king and generous and supportive friend. HAPPY NEW YEAR, MIA CARA! TO 2007 and the sketchpads!

Sioux said...

Happy New Year, Brenda, and good luck on your goals...I've set some, too. And published them, too, to make them more real and more of a challenge to me!

Teri C said...

You have set some wonderful, achievable goals and I look forward to seeing them completed.

Isn't it wonderful to have other artists to inspire and learn
from?! I am also inspiredby Lin.

Just Crazy About Dogs said...

Aren't goals wonderful Brenda! Part of the process of seeing them in print,really makes one strive to work on them daily. Can't wait to see how your journals progress.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Brenda- I thought you were going to be more realistic this year:-)! Your goals are all admirable and I bet you make it through each and every one! As for me, if I manage to do anything artsy at all, I'll be thrilled. Retirement is beginning to call my name!
Happy new year & I look forward to more of your posts!
jeanette, mistress of longears