Archive for December 2011

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…  😉

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