Posts tagged Art Goal
Art Goal 4: Write and launch an e-course

When thinking about this goal, I get so excited! and nervous! I have been making art consistently and I feel as if I am finding my voice as an artist. It is so exciting. When dreaming up other ways to share my story I thought about teaching and I have always wanted to write an e-course.

I am nervous to declare this as a 2019 Art Goal because I have wanted to do it for so long but have yet to release a course. I have fear that I won’t pull through because I have had it on my mind to do for several years now.

But this year, after the birth of my second baby, as I am getting back into the studio after a break, I think will be a perfect time to write an e-course about taking time to make.

I am just 3 years into making art full-time, at the beginning of my long artist career and I remember what it was like to be a blocked artist. While teaching art to middle and high-schoolers, I didn’t make much of my own work,

I felt like I didn’t have my own style, or know where to start. I wish I would have had some guidance about where to start and how to take back time to make art.

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When working on this goal I will keep the ‘why’ in mind.

Why?

I want to share my knowledge about getting un-stuck in the studio and beginning to make art authentic to me.

I want to share my journey + help people get back to or started making.

I would also like to use my skills and experience teaching, to teach what I am super passionate about right now. That is making art!

Creative people will see result and make art that they weren’t making before.

I will gain experience launching an e-course and add an income stream to finance my studio and family life.

I will feel proud + inspired by my participants’ progress.

My starting steps are to…set a pre-sale date, a launch date, and get to know udemy.

Wish me luck!!!


Anna


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Art Goal 3: Make a living on my art

This is a big one for me this year. Our savings are out, we are not in debt but we are for the first time living on our art. My financial contribution to the family is solely from my art. I am not the only breadwinner in the family so some of the pressure is off, but in order to pay our bills and still be able to put a little bit away; my goal is to make 1,500€ a month on my art business.

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When working on this goal, I will keep the ‘why’ in mind.

Why?

I need to finance my art practice in our lives. My boys deserve to live a good life + travel. This is the way I can best bring income into our family so far. I should keep selling my artwork.

We will be able to pay our bills and put some aside. We won’t have financial stress and have to hold back so much.

I will feel accomplished and proud, having done my part in terms of family finances.

My mini goals are to…

  • keep my web-shop updated

  • complete and acquire commissions

  • post my artwork and studio practice on social media regularly

My starting steps for this one are to photograph all available artwork, complete commission 1,2,3, and post limited edition prints in my web-shop. So nice to have concrete goals, action steps that I can take to progress on this goal.

Cultivate What Matters’ #Powersheets goal-planner is helping me get a lot of clarity about my goals. (not sponsored).

It is quite an honor and a privilege to be able to be paid to live my dream and to paint and sell my work for a living. I hope to have a healthy and long artist career many, many years to come.

Thank you to all of you who have purchased a painting, shared my work with friends or loved ones, and commented or liked my process on social media. I appreciate your support so very much!

Thank you,

Anna

Art Goal 1: Rest + relax and treat myself
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I know this may seem like a strange goal to consider an art goal. But is plays a big role into my art making practice. My first art related goal for 2019 is to be intentional about treating myself and giving myself time to rest. I will be focusing on this in the beginning of this year and I think that it is going to greatly impact my home and studio life.

When working on this goal, I will keep the ‘why’ in mind.

Why?

Our second son is arriving soon and I need to make sure to take time for me, to relax and rest. My body needs a lot of rest right now, in preparing for birth and a newborn. Just 4 weeks to go…

I will be a happier and more filled up mama, wife, friend and artist. I will have energy for my babies, husband, and art if I first take care of me. Taking time for me keeps me healthy and happy.

I will feel energized and lively, I will feel connected to how I am.

My Mini goals are to…

  • Write my morning pages and read a book in bed daily

  • take a shower daily

  • and paint my nails weekly

Julia Cameron from The Artist’s Way encourages a weekly artist date, where you take yourself out and treat your inner artist to something. This is something that I have grown to love! I usually start my 3 days of art making a week off with an artist date, taking me out for a coffee, reading an art book, or getting my nails done. I work well when I feel good. I feel good when I take care of myself.

Making original art takes a lot of energy emotional and physical. It also take a lot of concentration and time. If I go into the studio feeling empty and exhausted, I cannot expect me to make any art. I make the best work when I have been taking care of myself, I am in touch with who I am.

What’s a treat that you could indulge in to just give yourself some love this week?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Anna