hi everyone, i'm back!
i hope your holidays and new year celebrations brought you every bit of joy!
my family and i had an amazing week together in the mountains, i feel rested and quite frankly 7 days without art supplies i am itching with ideas and motivation to create!
i have always loved the symbolic notion of a new year being a fresh clean slate...an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and failures of the past year and the excitement of setting new goals and aspirations for the new one.
as many of you know, especially if you have ever taken one of my inspired event weekends at the studio, i carry a moleskine journal with my ideas, dreams, lists, etc on my person at all times. in this journal i compile and collect my "truth" or what i like to call the "what i'd like to be when i grow up ideas." i have been using these journals for the past 7 years and have a collection of these beautiful dogeared journals that are truly the story of my journey in an intimate creative way.
sometimes you need to listen to that inner voice (especially when it is screaming at you, lol)
so today i am going to assemble my visual goals/aspirations board for 2013 on the cabinet door above my computer...taking the leap and work towards some of these "moleskine" dreams.
the BIG one first...
- "the next step"
for the past 2 years the idea of a doing this really cool, craft show concept has plagued my thoughts, but its a scary idea so i have been back burnering the idea as a pipe dream. this year i think is the year i am going to persue this idea and with the help of some professional videographer friends i am going to attemp to record a pilot. who knows may just end up being really good blog fodder or the next big thing! i wont know if i dont try...SO MANY DETAILS to plan and figure out but at some point i may need to reach out to my blog readers for potential guests.
- "do what you love"
i love to create and share what i learn. i am product motivated and the thrill of figuring out a new technique or implementation of a product is just short of orgasmic to me. but coupled with that is the joy of sharing that knowledge, call it the teacher in me or the fact that i am an only child and didnt get to share as much as a child, but quite frankly it multiplies the joy of creating when i can share it with others. so this year i am going to put more effort into creating more product and technique driven online workshops. by far the most rewarding workshop i do thus far is the "Canvas Create" series. the feedback and the stories of empowerment and families sharing in the creative times together have been not only inspiring to me, but life altering. this is what i love!
- "build my fan base"
last year i was able to double my fan base on facebook, so this year i am thinking go big or go home right? i would like to see if i could double it again! crazy right! why not...so this year i would like to reach 50,000 fans. feel free (please, please) to tell all your friends i think i am really going to to need all the support i can get on this one. for every 10,000 reached (30,000, 40,000 & 50,000) i am going to do a free workshop on my blog for everyone!
my word for 2013 is achieve. i plan on working that word into a new series of art this year. motivation and encouragement for all to reach for their dreams!
i plan on continuing inspiration wednesday and collage mondays throughout 2013 because they have been the catalyst to most all of these dreams, but more importantly it has been the support of my blog readers and fans that have given me the confidence and the courage to take creative risks. i cant thank you enough for your continued support and i look forward to a year of sharing this continuing journey with you.
talk to me today!
comment and share what your dreams are...say them out loud and make them real!