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Archive for December 2011

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Well, would you believe it’s the end of the year already…!

2011 just flew, and I’m extremely lucky to say that it was one of my best, artistically speaking…! Every year I am reminded by Alyson B. Stanfield, (a great coach and mentor for artists) to do something that has become an end-of-the-year ritual:

To Celebrate My Accomplishments.

Why? Because it’s so easy to think of the things I didn’t get done..! And to write this list reminds me that I did more then I thought, it’s a great boost to end the year and look forward to the next one.

So, here they are…!
In 2011, I :

-created about 40 paintings,

-sold around 70 paintings,

-added close to 200 people to my mailing list,

-reached the 1000 fans on Facebook,

-gained over 300 new followers on Twitter,

-had a successful Solo Exhibition,

-took part in 6 group exhibitions,

-participated in 3 craft fairs to sell my jewellery,

-started to sell my Signed Ltd Edition prints,

-set up an online Etsy shop to sell my jewellery,

-took part (successfully!)in Art Fair 2011 in the RDS, Dublin,

-appeared in local and national newspapers,

-took an add for the first time in the “Irish Arts Review”,

-read a lot about Art licensing,

-made 2 art donations,

-gave 2 art workshops in a primary school for the first time,

-gave a one-day painting workshop for adults for the first time,

-taught 84 hours of art or craft classes for the Kerry Education Service

-appeared on National Television (with Nationwide),

-checked out the National Craft & Design Fair in Dublin,

-got my first exposure in the UK, just outside London,

-flew to London and went to the opening of the show in New Ashgate Gallery,

-took advantage of Twitter an awful lot more, and
-completed 4 commissions.

Well, that’s what comes to my mind at the time of writing…! Please feel free to share your accomplishments… It’s always good to get a pat on the back…!
Enjoy the celebrations, and I’ll talk to you next year…  😉
Amélie

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