The good news is I did make progress in most the goals. The bad news is I don't seem able to actually finish anything I start and some of the goals which should be completed haven't been finished. I think I need a different approach. More on that later. Here's how I did on the goals:
- Try new jewelry techniques, especially more wire work and Art Clay.
I also took two online collage classes by Mary Green of Green Paper, and an online digital collage class by Susan Tuttle, Visual Poetry. These aren't jewelry techniques, but they are part of the creative process.
I did pretty well on this one, but I haven't done much with the new knowledge. I want a body of work. Or at least a bigger body of work than what I've done in 2010. I need to develop my own style with the new techniques. I'm going to do more with this goal in 2011. I've signed up for more workshops at Adorn Me! 2011.
- Post at least once a week on Etsy.
- Submit some of my written works for publication. I already have several short stories. 2009 also included "Write some more, particularly fiction."
I did not write any more fiction. I did do some preliminary research for some biographies and nonfiction books I want to write for the 10-14 year age group.
I reviewed some jewelry making books that I've enjoyed. In the last year some of these have been noticed and I've been asked by publishers to review some of their books. I'm happy about that. I enjoy reviewing books.
- Make at least one component for jewelry everyday.
- Submit jewelry works for publication.
- Get my studio up and running.
I threw away a lot of junk in the room. I removed some old shelves and put together some new ones just a few days ago. Here's a picture.
Note that the floor is not shown because I have some stuff on the floor that I can't figure out what to do with.
That's it for today. My actual goals, and my new and hopefully more effective approach to my goals and resolutions will be in the next post.