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November Goals November 2, 2009

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It’s that time again.  I’m not sure where October went, but at least I have quite a few blog posts to show for October.

October Goals

1. Finish setting up the studio and get pictures posted next 2 weeks. Done!

2. Serious art time.  Time to get down to business! I will post my Domy Monster show monsters sometime this week.

3. Finish a supply of all greeting cards, at least 25 of each card. I definitely made a lot of cards, but I still need to make a bunch more.

4. Get photos of new stuff done and uploaded.  Here’s some new stuff right here:

 

New Happy Holidays Argyle Greeting Cards

New Happy Holidays Greeting Cards

You Fill in the Blanks Greeting Card for Any Occasion

You Fill in the Blanks Greeting Card for Any Occasion

More Merry Christmas Cards

More Merry Christmas Cards

November Goals

1. Work, Work, Work on stuff for the East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.)

2.  Finish postcards for Art Alliance Austin

That’s all I can do!

 

 

October Goal Meet-Up October 1, 2009

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September was officially moving month, so last month most of my goals were moving-related.

September Goals

1.  Work more with gouache; more holiday card designs and more small paintings.  This is a continuing goal.

2. Go through all my stuff to see what I can get rid of. It had to be done.

3. Pack EVERYTHING. This also had to be done.

4. Move everything in to the new place, and get everything put away…by the end of the month (Move in is Sept. 19th by the way). I haven’t got everything put away yet, especially in the studio, but I’ve done a LOT so far.  Pictures are on their way.

October Goals

1.  Finish setting up the studio and get pictures posted next 2 weeks.

2. Serious art time.  Time to get down to business!

3. Finish a supply of all greeting cards, at least 25 of each card.

4. Get photos of new stuff done and uploaded.

 

September Goal Meet-up September 1, 2009

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Happy September Everyone!  It’s that time again.  I can’t believe how fast August flew by.  It’s been hot here in Texas, but the relief of temperatures in the 90’s (instead of the 100’s) is feeling good!  I’m feeling optimistic for the rest of 2009.  I’ve been working in the studio a lot this month, and my creative juices are flowing.  I am moving in September, so most of my goals are going to revolve around moving, but before we take a look at the new goals, let’s look back at August.

August Goals

1. APPLY!  Fill out applications to participate in E.A.S.T.Cherrywood Art Fair, and Blue Genie. Well, I got 2 outta 3 done!

2. Work on brand new stuff.  Of course I will still need to work on greeting cards, but would also like to start on some journals, small art, and tote bags.  I definitely started on some new stuff this month, but no journals or tote bags.  I got some stationary, fabric flags, and small art done.  Check out the newest piece added to my shop (and there is more to come):

Octopus Party

Octopus Party

3.  Design holiday cards and have them ready to be printed.

I made one holiday card design so far, but I’m still interested in making more.

September Goals

1.  Work more with gouache; more holiday card designs and more small paintings.

2. Go through all my stuff to see what I can get rid of.

3.  Pack EVERYTHING.

4. Move everything in to the new place, and get everything put away…by the end of the month (Move in is Sept. 19th by the way).

 

August Goals August 4, 2009

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A new month is here with new goals to persue!  Time to make the most of the rest of 2009!

1. APPLY!  Fill out applications to participate in E.A.S.T., Cherrywood Art Fair, and Blue Genie.

2. Work on brand new stuff.  Of course I will still need to work on greeting cards, but would also like to start on some journals, small art, and tote bags.

3.  Design holiday cards and have them ready to be printed.

 

Revisiting July Goals August 1, 2009

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I am feeling the full swing of summertime, and all of last month’s goals went out the window.  Well…not ALL of them.

1. Work on artwork.

This is something that is my top priority right now.  Have got a few things in the works.

2. Bring 5 more of each card to Parts and Labour (on South Congress in Austin, TX).

Check!  Still need to bring more cards up there though!

3. Start Research for a business plan.

This is going to get postponed for a bit.

 

July Goals for Glademade July 2, 2009

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I am going to keep my goals short an sweet this month.

July Goals:

1.  My priority goal this month is to work on artwork.  I am feeling the need to get back to making art, and now is the perfect time to do it.  No greeting card holidays coming up for a few months now.

"The best ship is friendship" from 2007...Need some 2009 art!

"The best ship is friendship" from 2007...Need some 2009 art!

2. Bring 5 more of each card design to Parts and Labour. When I go back to drop off those cards, take a picture of Parts and Labour for a blog post.

3.  Start research for business plan, and create a time line for writing business plan (time line to start this month).

 

Revisiting my June Goals

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Did I accomplish what I meant to this month?  Let’s take a look:

June Goals:

1. Clean and organize studio and post before and after photos.

This is always in flux.  Still need to post photos!!!

2. Bring card designs to Parts and Labour (South Congress, Austin)

I brought my cards to Parts and Labour yesterday!  Hooray!

3. Update out-of-date flickr photos, and upload new card(father’s day and wedding congratulations) photos to flickr.

Done!  My flickr is almost up to date.  I still need to add photos of my new “Thank You, Darling” postcards.

4. Work on a 10 card pack.  Mix and Match or greeting cards for each occasion throughout the year.

You can mix and match 10 Glademade cards here.  I also added a mix and match 3-pack here.

5. Start research for business plan, and create a time line for writing business plan (time line to start this month).

This is not done.  Still on my agenda!

6. Take a trip to Dallas to research Dallas Market Center.  Investigate whether I want to “go to market”.  Anyone want to go to Dallas with me?

I’m not really sure of the feasibility of this one.  As it turns out, you either have to have a booth at the market, or you have to be a buyer.  I found a loop-hole though:  interior designers can bring up to 3 clients.  I’ll be working on becoming a client in the future.