Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year Resolutions, 2012

I wasn't planning to write down any New Year Resolutions for 2012.  Writing them down didn’t seem necessary since I already have my monthly goals.  But then my art journaling instructor (Moira Richardson) mentioned her resolution and encourage us to think about "an art resolution that will work for you and your art habits."  So I thought about it a little more and came up with one:
Write or draw in my art journal every day this year.
When I participated in The Artist's Way Workbook, written by Julia Cameron,  part of the contract we made with ourselves was to write in our journal first thing every morning.  Our “Morning Pages.”  And the book changed my life.  After finishing my twelve weeks, though, I got out of the habit of writing every single day.  So, I’m going to try once again.


Aside from art journaling, I’ve talked about increasing the number of products in my Etsy shop.  Many BBArtisans team members sell over 50 items in their shop!  I never thought of selling that much, but I guess it‘s not unusual.  So that’s something for me to work towards.

Increase the number of items 
for sale in my shop.   
Currently I have 27 products in my Etsy shop.  I'm going to try to double that amount this year.



Another goal I’ve had for a long time is to sew with paper.  So the last item on my Resolutions 2012 list is to try my hand at sewing.
Start to sew on paper.
Many artisans sew fabric to paper or paper to paper.  I think it’s real neat.  I've always had a love for textiles but have never sewn much.  Yes, I talked about it some last year but never got around to it.  Mainly because I couldn’t get my sewing machine to work.  Hopefully DH can get the machine to work.

10 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

These are great artistic goals! I haven't sewn fabric since junior high...I only own my sewing machine for paper :)

Erika said...

I remember a home ec teacher teaching how to sew on paper before she let us near fabric!
Hope the machine gets fixed so you can get busy.

Erika

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

I love paper-to-paper sewing! Haven't done any myself, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you make.

Ali Puckett, Buttonhead said...

Great goals! I really love the idea of journaling every day. Best wishes to you!

Rose said...

Great goals! I have recently started to think more about sewing with paper! it would be awesome to add little paper sewn components to greeting cards and whatnot.

Linda Pruitt said...

Sewing on paper is interesting, but I always wondered if it wouldn't dull the needles, like paper does scissors?

BeadedTail said...

I always tell myself I'm going to journal every day but it seems I'm good at maybe once a week. I really need to work on that myself. Good luck with your goals!

Kathleen said...

I like to clear my mind at the end of the day and wirte a special blessing that has happened that day. Sometimes I draw little sketches in my Blessing Book, too. I have been doing this for years - great to look back on when I need a lift!

Linda B said...

I have a friend who does The Artist's Way, but I'm more of a night time writer. And, not recently. But I do sometimes do a gratitude post.

I'm going to create more and list more too. I noticed a difference in views and sales.

Have fun with your goals.

Judy Nolan said...

I'm a fan of Julia Cameron and The Artist's Way, too! I hope you have fun experimenting with sewing on paper.

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