- I wish to be single-minded with my art by which I mean I will be selfish with my art time and not let people nor events cut into it. The obvious exception is Degas.
- I still want to move Degas and I to Barcelona, so will continue to organise my finances, whilst helping my parents.
As many of you who regularly follow me know, my year did not go to plan neither personally nor professionally. It was also a year full of highs and lows and I am still struggling for the middle ground.
What Result Positive thought .
Finances? No I do have a lot of air miles though!
Barcelona? No I'm in Europe.
8 hours? No
6 ink drawings? NO
As my resolutions didn't go to plan, what did go well this year?
April, I ran my fourth annual charity event and raised £434.50 both through collecting at the event and an online donation site. All the money went to UNICEF UK's Children of Syria appeal.
July, My drawing Into the Shadows was juried into the Colchester Art Society's Summer Show.
August, I attended the 5th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Paraty, Brazil. I wrote in my first after-trip post:
"... I am jealous of the sketching others have done in that beautiful country. Whilst I had a fabulous time... I am not very happy with my sketches... obviously workshop sketches are experimentations and are not expected to be great yet... it would be nice."
I may not have been happy with my sketching, but the wonderful people at the symposium made up for it. I re-met sketcher friends and made new ones. One of my happiest memories is sketching with the Brazilians of the sketching group, Croquis Urbanos Curitiba, on the last day.
- Produce a series of illustrations to be sold as greeting cards.
- Produce a minimum of 1 fine art piece a month (preferably 2/3 per month).
- Enter 4 open exhibitions throughout the year.
- Run 4 art workshops.
- Participate in a group or solo show.
- Post daily on FB page, www.facebook.com/suepownallartist
- Blog every Saturday or Sunday.
- Attend 6 networking events.
- Look at feasability of art fairs.