A GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who have supported my art this past year! When you buy and original, giclée, or card, the money goes directly back into my art. This is how I pay for supplies, membership dues, show entry fees, and printing giclée prints and cards.
Please enjoy looking at all the paintings and giclée prints my collectors have bought or commissioned this past year.
A year ago I made some goals for my art … let's see how I did.
1.) Have limited edition, hand numbered, high quality prints made from select paintings. YES! I now have different sizes and about 8 different paintings available.
2.) Create and stock an online shop with smaller originals, limited edition prints, and cards. YES! I have an Etsy Shop now.
3.) Continue with accepting commissions. YES! I did a TON of them as Christmas presents!
4.) Participate in a couple of art shows (I already have 1 booked for February!) YES! Including some online ones and I sent a couple paintings to Texas and Ohio for shows.
5.) Attend more cowboy-themed events with my art in a booth. YES! I did go to one event (Cowboy Roping) in my hometown.
6.) Double the "likes" on my Facebook Artist Page which is currently at 106. YES! I now have 213 likes on my Facebook Artist Page.
7.) Do something artistic everyday (painting, sketching, networking, designing, etc.). KINDA, I've pretty much kept this up.
8.) Enter art competitions and join art associations. YES! I'm now part of three different art associations.
9.) Make some new at friends. YES! I now know some artists who work in bronze.
10.) Join and attend meetings of the Portland Fine Art Guild (if I like it - first meeting in Jan). NO, I went to a "meeting" that I thought was happening and no one ever showed up, but I will be attending meetings in another art association.
My art goals for 2014 …
1.) Get my art out there: contact western art gallery managers for representation/shows.
2.) Enter more shows and win awards, such as "Honorable Mention," "Best in Show," "People's Choice," etc.
3.) Have my art in local shows (I'm actually having one in February at a community college down the street!)
4.) Have my art in a booth at the St. Paul Rodeo Art Show.
5.) Start advertising my Christmas ornaments (available for commissions) earlier in the year, such as early October, so that I don't have to turn people down due to being overbooked.
6.) Double the "likes" on my Facebook Artist Page which is currently at 213.
7.) Do plein air paintings/drawings with horses.
8.) For one month of the year do a "painting a day" project.
9.) Make more artsy friends.
10.) Continue accepting commissions in watercolor and pencil.
Happy New Year, Everyone! May 2014 be bright and bring you cheer all year long!