Friday, December 5, 2008

new ideas

it has been a while since i have posted...been busy with the holiday season and teaching. too many things going on at the end of the semester!! i was just looking at the spring semester and i will have a whole 6 weeks off between classes, but i will be starting a new drawing class with some home school kids on January 15. Looking forward to a new year, new semester, and fresh art work.

speaking of art work, i sold quite a few pieces at the October Art Walk in Battle Creek at the Downtown Partnership Office, (thank you to Kathleen, Terry, and Alessa) then i sold several more pieces just before i was scheduled to take them down. i was so excited to sell my oil paintings. i have really only been oil painting about 2 years so it was a nice to know that people actually like them. i had been struggling with several decisions - keep oil painting or try something else. these sales have made my decision for me....i will be painting most of the 6 weeks i have off.

i have also applied for another artist grant through the Arts and Industry Council of Calhoun County ( and i will be looking forward to hearing if i receive another grant. this time i asked for supplies to create paintings in interchangeable sizes such as 6 by 12, 12 by 12, and 6 by 6. i will paint a series of paintings in each of the several sizes and then they can be interchangeable on the wall in groups or individually. i think it will make my art more marketable in the long run because it will be affordable to start with one or two pieces and build on a collection from there.

i have also been thinking of some new goals i would like to set for the new year such as -

1. getting a body of art ready for a gallery show

2. getting a CD of said body of art

3. painting at least 1 painting a week

4. blogging at least once a week

there will be more as we get closer to the new year....what are your goals for the new year?


cconz said...

i think it's hard to post everyday. Not much happens as of late. congrats on selling some art work, i've never tried but, end up giving it away. I've also set some new goals, get out and travel more and do a very large mosaic. I'll start with that.Enjoy your blog.

kelly said...

Hi cconz,
i think it is hard to post everyday too...i just read somewhere to post 3 times a week and to leave comments on 5 other blogs a week. i think that would help with ideas for new posts. have fun with your large mosaic and post some pictures on your progress!