New Year's Resolution

It's never to late too make one. Even if i'm 12 day late from New Years.
My boss told me something that I thought was a great idea. Instead of writing the things that you want to DO and KEEP this year, make a list of things you want to STOP doing. For me as an artist....
Here' goes...

1:: Although blogging is great fun, I think my husband would enjoy more dinner meals rather than new backrounds and colors. I will stop spending so much time messing around with html on my blog.
2:: I will stop being negative about my art. I think it's easy for all artists to get into modes sometimes,( thinking that their art isn't good enough). There are so many amazing artists, I think the ones who make it out there actually have a positive outlook. I will stop comparing my art to others, and enjoy my own style.
3:: I will stop procrastinating and will work my little buns this year to get out of working a regular job and getting into Illustrating enough to support my little family while the husband is in school.
4:: I will stop leaving my things on the floors, on the desk and on the kitchen table..... KEEP OUT and OFF: Paints and boards and brushes belong in the office area only.
ok, this is one of my really bad habits. I might fail this one within the hour.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed their thoughts and comments on my blog! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

4 comments:

Sherry Rogers said...

I really love this list! I love this idea. I feel like this could be my very own list!!!

Jeff Brame said...

Thanks for sharing your list. I too am on board with you on #4, my wife was just telling me last night after we cleared off the desk in our bedroom, she was reminding me my art stuff does have a place in the office. I was oh, yeah I'll be sure to clean that up. Sorry.

leslie said...

Jennifer,
#2 is the 'biggie'. Your work is fabulous. I feel the temptation to see my art as less than it is, from moment to moment even, but get over thinking about your work that way, quickly.
One of the best lessons I learned was that if someone compliments your work, graciously say 'thank you' and leave it at that. If you disagree with them in a self effacing way, it 'insults' their good taste :)
#4?? Art finds 'where' it wants to be made...

Ken Chandler said...

Thanks for the thoughts. I have a lot to think about now. Thanks Jennifer! Keep up the great work!