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THIS IS THE YEAR!!!

I was recently inspired by my friend Kellie from New York, who started a great blog called “Off-Peak”, and I liked the energy behind one of her recent post… Instead of writing a regular goal list, Kellie has transformed the usual format into a powerful list of affirmations… So I tweaked some of my goals too…!

-THIS IS THE YEAR where I will find representation in 1 gallery in Montréal

-THIS IS THE YEAR where I will find representation in a gallery in mainland Europe

-THIS IS THE YEAR where I will find representation in 1 gallery in the US

-THIS IS THE YEAR where I will set up and run a successful Etsy shop to sell my art jewelry and prints,

-THIS IS THE YEAR where I will have at least 2 successful solo exhibitions,

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will participate in at least 2 craft fairs with the art jewelry,

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will participate at Art Fair 2011 in the RDS, Dublin,

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will prepare a portfolio for art licensing,

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will reach the 1000 fans on Facebook,

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will start offering one-day workshops on painting with acrylics,

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will create and use a more efficient database and inventory for my paintings,

-THIS IS THE YEAR where I will get more use out of Twitter and LinkedIn,

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will be more committed to my blog, and

-THIS IS THE YEAR I will stick to a better, more organised weekly schedule…

An Other New Painting…

An Other New Painting...

“Purple Gap”, 8″x8″ is one of my new paintings, based on the Gap of Dunloe in Killarney… And it was painted on a purpose!

When the Nationwide show contacted me a while ago to make a little piece on me (it should be aired in February or March..!) we made plans to go to the Gap of Dunloe to take some scenic footage of me walking around and sketching, so I wanted to have a painting from the area of course…! I had painted the Gap before but in a more realistic kind of way… I quite like my new version which clearly has my own stamp on it..!

My Goals for 2011…

I’m sure I could add on to the list forever, but here are the ones I am thinking of right now…:

My goals for 2011 are:

-to create around 100 paintings,
-to find representation in 1 gallery in Montréal
-to find representation in 1 Europeen gallery
-to find representation in 1 gallery in the US
-to set up and run a successful Etsy shop to sell my art jewelry and prints,
-to have at least 2 solo exhibitions,
-to participate in at least 2 craft fairs with the art jewelry,
-to participate at Art Fair 2011 in the RDS, Dublin,
-to prepare a portfolio for art licensing,
-to reach the 1000 fans on Facebook,
-to start offering one-day workshops on painting with acrylics,
-to create and use a more efficient database and inventory for my paintings,
-getting more use out of Twitter and LinkedIn,
-to be more committed to my blog, and
-to stick to a better, more organised weekly schedule…

Voilà…! I give you full permission to question me about them throughout the year and see if I’m sticking to them! Care to share YOUR goals…?

Accomplishments…

Accomplishments...

Every year, as reminded by Alyson B.Stanfield, I write a list of my art-related accomplishments… Because it is so easy to concentrate on the things that I have NOT done…! It’s important to recognise the things that WERE accomplished… So, here they are..!

In 2010 I…

-held 3 competitions on Facebook to gather more fans,
-got over 500 new fans,
-gave a talk about my art,
-gave myself the challenge of creating 100 paintings in 100 days,
-started to make jewelry featuring my art,
-made 2 art donations,
-participated in the Art Fair 2010 in the RDS, Dublin,
-visited the British Museum and the special exhibition of Da Vinci drawings,
-joined “Killarney Arts”, a sub group of the Killarney town council,
-got on stage for the first time with Dochàs Drama Group,
-became secretary of Dochàs Drama Group,
-had 2 (successful!) solo exhibitions,
-got in 3 new galleries,
-participated in a craft fair where I started to sell my art jewelry,
-wrote 109 blog posts, (well, outside of the 100 paintings there is only about 15…)
-created ~162 paintings, (including 100 mini ones..)
-sold ~68 paintings,
-got contacted by a TV program to do a piece on me, (more details to come about that one!)
-started mini-prints of my work,
-completed 3 commissions,
-got into 3 group exhibitions, including one in Paris,

Well, 2010 is nearly history…! Take a minute to think of the things you HAVE accomplished this year… No matter how small!

Enjoy the celebrations… See you next year!

Amélie

Number 100 – Christmas…Finally!, 3″x3″

Number 100 - Christmas...Finally!, 3"x3"

WOOOOHHHOOOOOO!!!!! 100 paintings done!! Wow, it was such a challenge, with ups and downs and little hickups along the way, done in a period where I was very busy with one of my best friend’s wedding, preparing for an Art fair in Dublin, an exhibition in Killarney, visitors from Canada, and the Christmas preparations!! But overall I am glad I did it, and thank you so much for your support and all the lovely comments you left over the 100 days…

I wish you all a beautiful, peaceful and colourful Christmas, un beau et Joyeux Noël à vous tous…!

So here is my 100th and final painting:
Christmas…Finally!

Number 99 – Candy Hills, 3″x3″

Number 99 - Candy Hills, 3"x3"
This is the 99th of my 100 x 100 x 100 collection…
Read about it here and see them all here!

Available

Number 98 – Dandelions, 3″x3″

Number 98 - Dandelions, 3"x3"
This is the 98th of my 100 x 100 x 100 collection…
Read about it here and see them all here!

Available

Number 97 – Hillside, 3″x3″

Number 97 - Hillside, 3"x3"
This is the 97th of my 100 x 100 x 100 collection…
Read about it here and see them all here!

SOLD!

Number 96 – Quiet Duo, 3″x3″

Number 96 - Quiet Duo, 3"x3"
This is the 96th of my 100 x 100 x 100 collection…
Read about it here and see them all here!

Available

Number 95 – Yellow Apples, 3″x3″

Number 95 - Yellow Apples, 3"x3"
This is the 95th of my 100 x 100 x 100 collection…
Read about it here and see them all here!

Reserved

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