Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wow!

Hah! Here it is only the 3rd day of the new year, and I have already made progress on my first Artistic goal. Yesterday, I had a couple of errands to run in town, and after the first I had time to visit 3 galleries, and discuss putting some of my work with one of the gallery owners. He has promised to get back to me, and had me fill out an application and looked at my website. I am very encouraged by even getting that far!
Also, I have agreed with two of my fellow bloggers, Marie and Sandra, to work together through the exercises in 'The Artist's Way'. I have had the book for years -- correction, had it, loaned it out and never got it back, had to buy a new copy a year or so ago... but I have never worked through it. So when Marie brought up getting some of us together to do just that, I jumped at the chance. So far, I have begun the daily morning pages, and the gallery visits yesterday were my first 'Artist's date', so I am moving forward!
Just a side note for anyone who has balked at the morning pages... I was doing mine this morning, and got an inspiration for another project! Out of nowhere, except it tied into the discussion I had yesterday with the gallery owner. With the downswing in the economy, he has noticed a definite slowdown of sales, and was commenting on how it would be nice if he could get lower priced items in the gallery. Today, I got the idea to create fabric postcards with a 'Flagstaff' theme, since we have so many out of town visitors. This would be a unique 'postcard' they could take with them to remind them of their visit. So today, I created the first draft of a design that should be fairly easy and quick to make up. It has a mountain, representing the San Francisco peaks, an aspen leaf, since we have a great many aspens here, and a pine cone with some needles, since we are famous for Ponderosa pines here. I can't wait to make up the prototype! More soon...

1 comment:

Michele said...

Congrats on setting your goals and getting started with them! Sounds like 2009 will be a very productive year for you!