At the beginning of the year, I like to write a list of things I’m planning to do and looking forward to in the upcoming year.
Here’s my 2013 planner:
1. Three classes left for the Spring semester,
2. Then Portfolio in the Fall semester,
3. Then Graduation in December!
4. Draw and sketch more. Fill up more sketchbooks this year. I would love to do a Sketch-a-day project or Doodle-a-day, but I’m not too confident in my ability to keep up with that. I’m definitely going to try.
5. Illustrate more maps.
6. Illustrate recipes.
In general, I would also like to master my new drawing tablet, master the design and illustration skills I’ve learned so far on this career-changing adventure, and keep learning.
1. Get a design internship.
2. Get a design job.
3. Get more freelance design work. I would like to do more work designing logos, icons, blog buttons, spot illustrations, business cards, web sites and elements for bloggers.
4. Continue to release more sewing patterns.
5. Continue to experiment with more fabric designs.
1. Release 3 new stationery collections: herbs, wildflowers and birds.
3. Redo my stationery shop website with better html code. Make room for expansion.
4. Screen print more. I really want to try two-color prints, try white ink on kraft paper, and make some drawstring bags and sketchbook cover with my prints.
5. Try linocut block prints.
6. Make my own rubber stamps from my illustrations.
1. Plan my blog posts better: come up with a schedule for regular columns, such as my Thankful Friday theme.
I have a few things brewing that I will share soon.
1. Plant a butterfly garden to attract more butterflies.
2. Plant herbs to dry for winter use.
3. Plant veggies for canning.
1. Alter my dress pants.
2. Paint the window frame in the garage.
3. Paint the bathrooms.
4. Shampoo the carpets.
5. Continue to dejunk.
Are you setting resolutions or making a planner for your 2013?
I like to write out a plan of things I hope to do in the new year but you never know what life will bring. I want to be open and receptive to new opportunities, forks in the road I didn’t foresee, new adventures. Here’s to a healthy, prosperous, productive, adventurous and creative year! As always, thank you for stopping by!