Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Years Goals for 2013

My Goals for 2013

1. Finish a 365 Project 
I had been thinking about this one for a while. My idea was to take a photo a day outdoors and then do a blog post once a week summarizing those photos. Well the one hitch in this plan was that I wanted to do this little feature using the instagram app, on my ipad. Turns out I wasn't able to afford an ipad in time for the new year, but hopefully in a few weeks I will be able to. Now I have to decide whether or not to start the feature using a regular camera instead... hmm... what do you guys think?

2. Sell Art & Grow Art Biz
The title is self explanatory. I feel kind of all over the place when it comes to my 'art career'. I am not sure how to get the kind of exposure I need to sell art, and yet to do the things I need to do to get the exposure I need to sell art, I first have to have popular art that people want.... and there's the cycle of confusion. I do have a plan though - I am going to look at what I've been doing, and see where the weaknesses lie, and where I can focus my energy and improve. 

3. Live Healthier & Make Positive Choices
It's a live long goal for me, to strive to live a healthy life (food and exercise and mental well-being), and make conscious, positive choices for my future. I want to make what I envision - a reality. Thoughts into actions.

4. Spend more time with people
I'm a bit of a hermit, for many, many reasons. But I find the more that I hide away into myself, the harder it is for me to be around others. I get bored easily (thinking of all I could be getting done at home), have difficulty with conversation (feel anxious and awkward due to not practicing my conversational skills, which is pathetic), and my list of close friends has dwindled. I want to feel the joy of being around others, going on adventures, and sharing memories and good conversation. 

5. Publication
I've had a taste of publication, and I must admit, it's addicting. This year, I aim to have a piece of art published in Spectrum 20. *crosses fingers*

6. Art Show
Whether a solo show, or a group show, I'd love love love to be a part of an art exhibition, at a modern/lowbrow art gallery. Unfortunately, I missed my chance in 2012. But I am hoping for new opportunities this year!

7. Be HAPPY!
Another one of my life-long goals, that I always want to improve upon. I want to bring and build happiness in my life and the lives of others.

8. Grow a HUGE garden on my balcony
I had big plans for my faerie garden last year, but they only got so far as some strawberry plants. This year I want to make a huge herb garden/faerie oasis. 

9. Cook at home
We already do a lot of cooking at home, but I'd like to get a bit more creative in the kitchen, and perhaps post some of my culinary wonders

10. Makeover the Apartment
I want to do a major overhaul on this place. Plans are already in the works, and I am looking forward to sharing!

11. Go Camping
I had a few chances last year, but was feeling far too anxious and agoraphobic to go. I am surprised I even made it to Kelowna in September. So this year I am determined to get out there and put up a tent and build a campfire, somewhere in the woods. Kayaking would be cool too. 

12. Work on my Wardrobe 
My wardrobe needs a lot of work. Any extra money I have goes to new supplies or business expenses... so this leads me to wearing the same pair of runners four years in a row, and the same pair of flip flops in the summer. Kinda gross, and kinda sad. Will be expanding my wardrobe a great deal in the coming weeks... I plan to ravage the thriftstores and if I have any extra dough, get a few special things from modcloth. 

12. Make a video of some sort
I've been thinking about making a video for a while, but wasn't really sure what I should do, so I kinda let the idea drift in the abyss of my thoughts. Then I found the nifty-ist app for the ipad, 8mm Vintage Camera and was instantly inspired! Another creative idea I want to try when I get an ipad. Here's a cool test video on youtube by Daryl Spong. 

What are your goals?
Happy Thursday! :)


  1. You should definitely go for a 365 project. Mine wasn't specific so I did digital art, regular camera & DSLR camera.. just as long as you had something to show for the day! :D

    I think you should try using tumblr to get more exposure for your art and use tags.. Build online friendships/connections and see how that goes.

    1. Thanks for the suggestions!
      I'm on a lot of social media sites and do try to build relationships and genuine friendships with people. I love the online creative community so much, I've met some really amazing, talented people (like yourself). I'm also a biiig fan of tags, and tend to use a ridiculous amount of them on deviant art and tumblr, lol.
      If you have anymore suggestions I'd love to hear them! :)


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