A lifestyle I’d like to continue to pursue, more than a goal. 2 weeks ago
How I did it: I saved up some cash. Looked up art retreats within a feasible distance. Checked out the artists that were going to be teaching -blogs & shops. Selected "Art is ... You" Got super excited. Registered online. Collected & scavanged supplies. Drove up to Nashville. (Luckily I have family in the city so no need for a hotel) Bought miscell needed paints. Went to the retreat. Met wonderful new people. Created awesome new works of art. Basically had blast. Read how I did it… 2 weeks ago
Completed my biggest canvas. Quite happy with it. A blend of conceptual, cutsy, and abstract. Very Me….
I Used it as the focal point of my tent at Arts & Crafts.
Took 2 weeks (weekends & nights) and I’ll definitely be painting big again. 1 month ago
I’ve actually met a few of my goals lately and just need to post. Life is so busy and balance is so hard. It is good to see progress.
I need to resort, hopefully this weekend. 2 months ago
I’ve been wanting to do this for quite awhile now but everything was always so far away making the expense (travel, lodging, supplies, + retreat) impractical. But I found one in Nashville around Easter. I was going up there with family anyway so shared travel cost and since my brother lives there no hotel cost. Yeah!
I would love to own a gallery/studio and teach art and architecture related subjects then actually create an art retreat one day. BUT first I guess it’d be a good idea to go to a retreat and see what it is all about then who knows maybe a new long-term goal could come out of the experience. 3 months ago
I bought the big canvas as my Cyber Monday gift to myself (even though I actually went to the store) Michaels had a 2 day Only 70% Off Sale. Amazing, I now have enough canvas for the coming year.
The big canvas is 60 inches by 48 inches. Took an large SUV to get home. The biggest they had. Now I need a super 70% Off Paint sale to cover the monster. I’m pretty excited and can’t wait to get started. I think that because it was reasonable priced, I’m less nervous about painting on it. Less personal pressure to make it perfect. (and it is that perfection prblem that can totally stifle the creative spirit)
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! 5 months ago
I have laid the entire porch and am now just finishing up the steps. It looks awesome if I do say so my self. Funny what I thought would be a couple month project is now a two year project but good things take time and I’m ok with that (today anyway) I’ll take pics on the next post. 7 months ago
I’m open and still filling it up. It took much longer than I thought to get everything set up. I think I have a system down so I copy all the text from the previous items and just modify and add new pictures. I also joined 3 teams (as it seems that is important to get folks to look and like your stuff) I also made 2 treasuries (same reason) That’s fun but alas more time. I’ll truly consider this done when I’ve filled my first page. I thought I would also say make my first sale but there is so much stuff on etsy that it may be crazy hard to get noticed so I think I’ll make that a separate goal -tomorrow, got to get to my paying job now. 8 months ago
Getting some items completed. Replacing some damaged wood. Replacing damaged windows (have quote -just need to put down the money) Almost completed the mosaic. Slowly but surely (very slowly)
Market is a little better. Hopefully before Christmas (?) 8 months ago
after totally not focusing on this goal, its back. I would like to take my test by the ned of May. I have started studying again -this past week was Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency. I’ll start studying the next two tomorrow.
(The upgrade in priority is mostly because my work will pay for the exam now -as long as I pass it) 13 months ago
I really need to do this -not just for my 43 things goals but for real.
I have a tendency to just glide. Not always bad but this is life. We only have one time here on this earth. It should matter. I’ve heard the quote (something like this) if you aim at nothing you are sure to hit it. I don’t want to bulls-eye nothing. Life goes up and Life goes down. Ebbing and Flowing like the Tides.
Lately, It’s been my time in the valley. Since the start of 2012, the garage, office, and studio burnt down with minimal insurance (still so blessed the rest of the house did not go up in flames) work has been insane (contractor going bankrupt on one of my biggest jobs, firm identity crisis, more midnight hours than I care to count, .... I could go on and on) not enough money then a severe incident of vertigo -enough to send me to the hospital and lingering enough to make even walking painful.
No excuses but I am just plain tired and ready for a bit of a break. I am almost ready to re-evaluate some of the hard goals, the ones I’ve been putting off. I am also excite to try and figure out how to make some others more real.
I do know even through it all, God’s hand has been and is ever present. I am grateful (even if I sound sort of whiny at the moment) I want to make the most of my talents, gifts, and interests. I want to share and not hoard what life has given me -even if some of that is just experiences that allow me to empathize with others going through this same journey.
So soon. 15 months ago
Ok, I’ve been before. But this time, spur of the moment hopped on a MegaBus (So Cheap!) and visited a girlfriend. Went to the Modern Art Museum, then the High Museum, IKEA, went Beading, Chilled in a Hot Tub with Chocolate Tequila Coffee, and much more then back home.
Will be doing more Quick Spontaneous Trips Soon. Meeting friends in New Orleans in a couple weeks in fact. Life’s Short, Live It Fully! 16 months ago
I didn’t quite make it through the entire Old Testament. I still have many minor prophets yet to go but I’m happy. I’ll finish up this year. I’ll also reread the New Testament. This isn’t a one time deal anyway. The ultimate goal is to listen as God speaks and to be available as he reveals new ad wonderful things through His Word. Peace! 16 months ago
I didn’t quite make it through the entire Old Testament this year. I still have many minor prophets yet to go but I’m happy and will continue. This years goal …. Reread the New Testament and finish up the Old. 16 months ago
So Awesome! Our God is Great, 16 months ago
Started my big (36×48) canvas! Color is now over the whole thing. Actually I am slightly tempted to leave it as the big abstact it currently is. The colors really pop wonderfully -but I’m not. It’ll probably after Christmas before I can get back to it s I’ve got to finish my smaller paintings for Christmas presents first.
I also am about half complete on my other large painting. It’s 48” tall but not as wide. Pretty happy so far on it. 17 months ago
I’ll send up a special prayer for them tonight …for peace, understanding, strength, and future blessings. 17 months ago
Let me know how everything goes. I’ll keep Kim and the baby in my evening prayers until all is well. 17 months ago
and continuing to be sent. 17 months ago
What a powerful word!
-I also adore all the photos & images you connect to your posts. Simply Inspiring. 18 months ago
I appreciate your thoughts. 18 months ago
Yulia Brodskaya’s work is gorgeous. Please post some of your cards when you are done. I’m sure they will be incredible. 18 months ago