Wow-I can’t believe we are almost in 2019!
2018 was a very creative year for me! To get some perspective, last year at this time I didn’t even have this website or much of an online presence to speak of. Thanks to Lily Weitzman I have this beautiful site. Lily has been great with the back end of things and sharing her expertise on all thinks Squarespace. Also a big thanks to Jessica Molnar I even have a new shop added just this month!
Also this year I began teaching ‘again’, began exhibiting ‘again’, joined and was active in Get Messy, Newburyport Art Association, and the Monotype Guild of New England. Plus, I blogged and have sent an e-newsletter weekly since February.
I participated in four exhibits: Newburyport Art Association Printmakers in August, Monotype Guild of New England New Members Show in October, Rhythm Cafe holiday show in Nov/Dec, and Amesbury Cultural Council Show in Nov/Dec. I have plans for four shows already under way for 2019. A goal is to double the number of exhibit opportunities next year.
I taught four classes this year; my friend Ana Campos over at Circle of Stitches got me started with blockprinting in February and then a Phases of the Moon class at her shop in October. I also taught at my church and two classes at the Newburyport Art Association. I also filmed two Two online tutorials with Get Messy! I have five teaching engagements lined up already for 2019 - one is a retreat… more to come on that!
I just counted and I made 13 YouTube videos this year! This is funny, because I was setting a goal of one a month for 2019 and when I saw that I made 13 in 2018 I realized the 2019 goal needs to change….
As for visual journaling… Making with Get Messy as inspiration has been AMAZING! The online support through the group is huge!! By the numbers:
Journals started in 2017: 10
Journals started in 2018: 12
Journals finished in 2018: 17
Ongoing journals into 2019: 5
Finally, I love hanging out on Instagram with my 500+ followers (wow!). I celebrated that milestone with a print giveaway which was fun. I’ve been posting almost daily, participated and completed the 100 Day Challenge, Inktober, and am in the middle of Carve December. Accountability challenges are my jam!
A big thank you to everyone reading my blog, buying art, taking classes, and supporting me on social media this year!
Here’s to an awesomely creative 2019!