Goals For 2008

Setting goals scares me


if there is no plan,

like a journey,
one does not know when they have arrived at their destination!

I can’t believe we are mid way through January!
So here goes...

Tomorrow sees my
Membership Renewal for my local Art Society,
where I will continue to exhibit through their yearly and seasonal shows.

Yes...I will be enrolling for another gruelling year of
trying to grapple with

“this monster”

It’s a love hate relationship!
I will continue my tuition with
Local Artist

Norma Jones

I am also seeking to join a few more Art Societies
in the
Sydney Metropolitan Area
and to participate in their
yearly and seasonal shows and exhibits.

As there are so many great societies,
I have spent the holidays researching them
and I have a short list
which I will choose from in the next couple of weeks.
Artistic Goals
Expanding my collection of
‘Watercolour Ladies’
Adding to my collection of
‘Ladies and the Instruments They Play’
Expanding my knowledge of watercolour through
more practical experience,
painting in class and in my studio,
attending workshops,
attending demonstrations,
talking to other artists,
reading and research.

Dedicating one day a week to painting other than the time allocated in class.
Expanding on my Artist Support Network through Internet and through
various Art Societies in Sydney.
Expanding my computer knowledge to make more
use of this wonderful tool


The promotion of my work
Communicating with my ASN
Information relating to art
The use of photography
Improvements in art work

Completing more works in watercolour this year than the previous year.
Continuing to promote my work through various Art Societies in Sydney of which I will be a member.
Expanding my own collection of Photographic Reference Images
and camera use.
Continuing to promote my work through the consignment of paintings
through various outlets in the Greater Sydney Area.
Painting acrylic works on all the large and extra large canvases stock piled in 2007
and using my beautiful big easel that was given to me as a gift!
Thankyou Mum & Dad!
...Probably the most important one of all...
Tidy My Studio!


Nick said...

One of the goals appears to be starting as many blogs as possible!! Which one do I post on? Where are the new paintings?


I know...I've had a bit of a Blog Explosion.
Perhaps it's because I have a need to compartmentalise.It's a little like piers...this one I'll have to explain over the airwaves.

You can post on which ever Blog you like.

As far as the paintings go...ummmm
Talk about pressure...

Classes start next week...so they’re a comin’!

Helen said...

I'm still waiting for the competition!

You definitely need to put your paintings out there!!!!!!

I saw your blog and your series of 'Ladies with Musical Instruments' is my absolute favorite!

Hope you tried to paint on your new easel, don't leave it a box for a long time .

Good luck.
See you in store.



Hey Helen,

I have included you as a link.

I have set my self the goal of expanding my Artists Support Network. Artists that I actually know and that offer support and vice versa.

Thanks for your encouraging words regarding my 'Ladies and the Instruments They Play.' I enjoy painting these and love the series.

Haven’t used my easel yet, however I have unpacked it and set it up.

See you soon...any specials going?


Bob Abrahams (AAF) said...

I have been looking at your blogs and I am
very impressed with way you have established a blog for the various painting (and other) themes.

Also your plans for developing your art capabilities are very impressive.
You deserve to succeed


Hi Bob,
Thanking you for your lovely words regarding my Blog... the real test will come in sustaining all the posting... perhaps i should have made it one of my goals... oops!

I have to return the compliment... as i was impressed with yours also. You have set very specific targets and seem to be very experienced... I feel very honoured that you stopped by, and to have your support.