MY YEARLY INTENTIONS

2017
WORD OF THE YEAR: HEALING and RELEASE

  1. Keep a sketch journal of my Spain trip.
  2. Fill a sketchbook with sketches from the Museum of Nature.
  3. Take life drawing classes.
  4. Attend all monthly Ottawa Urban Sketchers sketchcrawls, events and outings.
  5. Attend all bi-weekly Arteast Open Studios.
  6. Create a series of at least 12 bird drawings.
  7. Post much more regularly here on my blog and on Instagram.

2016
WORD OF THE YEAR: LOVE

  1. Daily Sketch Challenge (DSC) – sketch something every single day of the year.
  2. Attend all monthly Ottawa Urban Sketchers sketchcrawls, events and outings.
  3. Attend all bi-weekly Arteast Open Studios.
  4. Create a drawing to submit for the 2016 PAS International Open Juried Exhibition.
  5. Post much more regularly here on my blog and on Instagram.

2015
WORD OF THE YEAR: BE NOT AFRAID

  1. Sketch, draw or paint daily.
  2. Seriously explore art journaling and watercolours.
  3. Go on regular and frequent sketch outings with similarly-minded artists (ie: monthly Sketchcrawls, urban sketching).
  4. Focus my future art publicity and marketing efforts mainly through my blog/website, Etsy and Instagram.
  5. Create a series of drawings with a connected theme, enough for my own solo show in late 2015/early 2016.

2014
WORD OF THE YEAR: GROW

  1. Draw daily, even if all I have time for is a five minute doodle.
  2. Finish every serious drawing that I start.
  3. Sketch frequently and regularly.
  4. Treat myself to an Artist Date twice monthly.
  5. Draw something to enter in the 1st PAS International Open Juried Exhibition.

2013
WORD OF THE YEAR: JOURNEY

  1. Draw daily, even if all I have time for is a five minute doodle.
  2. Finish every serious drawing that I start.
  3. Sketch frequently and regularly.
  4. Treat myself to an Artist Date twice monthly.
  5. Paint more.

2012
WORD OF THE YEAR: CHANGE

  1. Draw daily,  even if all I have time for is a five minute doodle.
  2. Finish every serious drawing that I start.
  3. Sketch frequently and regularly.
  4. Start a visual journal.
  5. Produce a cohesive body of work that consists of at least 12 new drawings that are confined to a figurative/fantasy theme and 12 still life drawings.
  6. Enter ten juried art exhibitions and/or festivals/fairs.
  7. Treat myself to an Artist Date twice monthly.
  8. Write Morning Pages.
  9. Learn to paint.
  10. Participate in the 2012 Nanowrimo – even if it means I can’t draw for a whole month!

2011

  1. Draw daily, even if all I have time for is a five minute doodle.
  2. Finish every single “serious” drawing that I start.
  3. Don’t have more than three “serious” drawings on the go at one time.
  4. Join the Everyday Matters Yahoo Group and start and maintain an EDM Sketchbook.  Try to do at least one EDM challenge per day.
  5. Start and maintain a 5 Minute Video Sketchbook and try to do one page of Video Sketches per week.
  6. Start and maintain a Loomis Plates Sketchbook and work my way through all the exercise plates in the Loomis Drawing the Head and Hands book over the coming year.
  7. Start an Ottawa Sketchcrawlers group and participate in all future Worldwide Sketchcrawls.
  8. Start attending every monthly meeting of my local art club.
  9. Draw a portrait specifically to enter in the Kingston Prize portrait show.
  10. Maintain and update a blog regularly and start tweeting more.

2010

  1. Complete every drawing I start before starting another one.
  2. Draw every single day, even if only for 10 minutes.