about a year and a half ago, i posted about my goals and dreams for linwood avenue. i thought it would be a good thing to revisit them to see where i stand. i try to be a very motivated person, and to actually put one foot in front of the other when i put my mind to something. looking back over the list lets me know where i have made strides and where i need to devote more time. so here goes...
be published in a national magazine by the end of the year- yay for artful blogging!
- create a calendar with my botanical drawings and find a publisher for it. month to month in flowers, but with a modern, youthful twist - 6 more months to draw
purchase linwood avenue embroidered labels for my products regardless of cost- loving these! become a much better product photographer- photos aren't yet where i want them to be, but i'm getting there.
- keep my etsy shop update regularly - working on this
save money to attend an art retreat- art and soul portland
- enter the world of licensing. would love to design and reproduce vintage inspired lamps
- expand linwood avenue so it overshadows my graphic design business - not yet, but it is about half/half right now which is great!
have my blog become a place of creative inspiration for readers- i think adding more tutorials has helped this. build my blog followers- thank you once again artful bloggging! have a larger tutorial section- my partnership with may arts has contributed greatly to this section.
that's it for now. i feel good about what i have accomplished and some of the items are almost there. overall, i really, really need to devote more time to etsy because i think that will overflow into some of the other goals. and i really want to finish the botanical calendar because i think i will feel such a sense of accomplishment after it is done. don't you love how freely you can breath after you have finished something that has been hanging around for a long time?