1. Paint 50 paintings.
Almost half way done.
To date, I have completed 22 paintings of various sizes, ranging from 30" x 30" to my small
ones which were 5.5" x 5.5" unframed. Only 28 to go!!! Since it is only June, I actually think I
might make it. Yeah!!!
2. Enter a watercolor painting into a juried show.
I really pushed myself here, and entered 3 juried shows. One is local, but the other two were
BIG ventures. I entered one painting in the San Diego Watercolor Society Fall Show, but it
was declined. I thought that was such a gentle way of saying "rejected"... I really like the
word "declined". :-)
The second really BIG juried contest I entered is one which I will not hear back from until
August. I don't expect anything as this was a really well known international competition,
but the idea was to get past my fear and enter anyway.
3. Enter a photography competition.
Again, I pushed myself to enter a very competitive market with one of my photos - the
International Photography Awards.. I noticed that the application deadline has
been extended to June 20th, so I know I will not hear back from them until August. It is
an incredible competition, so again I do not expect to win anything... the point was to enter
and see what happens.
4. Find one or two galleries to represent my work.
Working toward this!
I decided to paint until fall for this one so that I have a good body of work to show a
gallery. In addition, I want to put together a really well done portfolio, so I won't actively
pursue this until around October. Maybe by then the economy will be somewhat
recovered, and galleries might be looking for fresh talent. :-)
So, all in all, I am very pleased with how well my artistic goals are coming along. How are you doing on your New Year's goals? Have you forgotten them, or are you tracking your progress? I would love to hear where you are at...