I don’t know about you but I could use a giveaway for all my sweet readers. hmmmm. Any takers? More about the giveaway in a bit. This post is all about goals. I have had a lot of goals in the past that haven’t happened due to my laziness or poor planning. Being a mom has taught me that I need to properly plan a day otherwise things just will not happen that you want to happen. I’ve decided to take that to the next level with my art. My art came about from being bored during the long Northern NY winters we have here. It ignited a passion in me I didn’t even know existed until really this past year. I found my niche in Mixed Media and I’m not looking back!!!!! I think it’s from all those years of using Photoshop at my old job doing graphic design that did it. Why? Because in Photoshop you use layers to build your compositions and that’s exactly like mixed media. I just LOVE it and I think it comes naturally to me because of my previous graphic design experience.
Art = Life to me right now. It makes me happy inside. Lately I have heard that from a lot of people who like my art, it makes them feel happy and that in turn makes me happy all over again! OK so I rabbit-trailed a bit. I’m sorry. Anyways what I was getting at is I’m taking my goals to another level with my art. This year it is my goal to get my art published in at least one publication!! I would love to be in one of those fabulous Somerset Studio publications any one or my favorite Cloth Paper Scissors, I don’t care which!!! That is my goal. I’m realizing I’m not making art now that I think people will want to buy, I’m making art that is coming out of my soul. This is helping me with my goal because I have been getting some great exposure lately. I think it helps to say it out loud too!! I have a mental goal list that I plan and hope to accomplish this year. Have you done that too? I think it helps to keep me on track, I probably should write it down.
One of my other goals is to simplify! My art is all over the place and now that I’ve found my niche I need to simplify my shops. I think I’m getting out of the bookmark biz and may do a sale of those. I am also going to discontinue prints that haven’t sold in a year except for a few special ones. Gotta keep it simple and clean!
Last but not least is the never changing lose weight goal! UGH! Seems like it never ends. I am on track though and started the South Beach Diet last week and LOVE the food. So we’ll see how I do on phase one and if I’ll continue but man it’s a struggle!! I know I’m not alone. I’d love to look like this again!
(Part 1) I would love to hear your goals and aspirations this year. What are you planning on doing and how are you going to accomplish it? (Part 2) I’d love to know which of my art is your fave whether it be style, medium or actual piece. This will help me when I’m cleaning up and simplifying my shops!
The prize will be the ENTIRE set of my Bistro series!!! Yes all 4 prints which I normally sell for $40 as a set. These are so great together and would make a colorful addition to your home and hopefully make you really happy!!!!
But wait!!! That’s not all folks, for just a little write up on your blog announcing this or if you become a follower of my blog I will throw in a print of choice to you if you’re the winner! You can pick another print that you want, any print!! Just let me know that you’ve done either or both. Also make sure I have a way to contact you. I will leave this giveaway open for a week. Next Sunday I will pick a winner at random using the Random.org integer generator. I hope I’ve brought smiles to everyone’s faces today.
Thanks all for your support, kind words and blog love! I truly appreciate it!
Aimée AKA Mazer