You'd think blogging would fit the bill. Honestly though, 60% of the things I create never make it on to the blog. It takes a lot of time to photograph and write about every project, and other than inspiring a handful of people - I don't know that its worth it. I tired to monetize the blog with Google Adsense and the Amazon Affiliate program but both said my blog "lacked original or unique content"?!?! sigh.
I do plan to continue blogging, but I don't want it to interfere with other creative outlets and opportunities - whatever they may be. So expect posts, but don't expect me to make excuses or vows to blog more every time I write a post.
This quote really resonates with me. I have been telling myself for too long that I don't have time, or I'm not good enough, or that I'm just a tiny fish in an ocean of more creative people.
In 2016 I'm changing the narrative. I've read that writing down goals makes them more attainable so here you go:
1- Make my studio the inspiring place that I want it to be. Every time I'm in my studio I start thinking about how cool it could be. It's current state is holding my back from spending time in it creating.
2 - Actually participate in a local artist association. I joined a local artists group more than years ago and have not attended a single event. I need to put myself out there.
3 - Develop a unique product and sell it at a craft market. I need to do this to prove to myself that I can make something of value. This is not a goal to make money. Its a way to put myself out there and to connect with the crafting community.
4. Focus on my Etsy site. Improve it. Promote it.
5. Paint. I love painting. I love the challenge and I love the process. If I want to get better as an artist I need to make more art.