Well, the Holiday Market was a bust, but it’s time to move on and make plans for next year. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in the next few months. Back when I was stalking WendyBrightbill (she's an amazing person and artist, you should stalk her too), I ran across a post of hers where she had listed her 2011 I DidList. She listed all of the goals she accomplished during the year. Turns out, she did them all. So, this made me think. If I list all of my goals for 2012 on here, maybe it will keep me accountable and help me accomplish my goals as well. Plus, it’s not a bad idea to let everyone know what I’m up to and what to look forward to in the future, right?
When I began Kelly Rae’s class, I listed my goals/dreams for my business. I’m not sure I’ve actually gotten them all down yet, but I’m going to break it down into the ones I think are doable for the coming year. Actually, some things I have accomplished or started already, so that’s amazing. I just need to keep ticking them off one by one. It was so wonderful how Kelly Rae taught us to break down our goals and start getting them done.
These really aren’t in any sort of order. It’s just a list of things I want to happen for me and my little business. Some of them will also probably overlap anyway. It would be great to see what you guys have in mind for the coming year as well. Make yourself accountable too.
Get a line of paper dolls together and in stores (I’m collaborating with a friend on this. It’s going to be so much fun. She is amazing, and I think we will work great together.)
Get more Etsy sales.
Attend a few art festivals. I plan on this being the last year I have to do shows. I want to get enough exposure that I can rely on online sales and not traveling all the time.
Join my local visual arts association. This will give me some exposure in the community, and I will get to meet more local artists and network with them.
Get published in at least three magazines this year.
Continue my interview series-Inspiration Avenue
Start steps toward teaching an online course. Maybe make some tutorial videos and put them on youtube.
There are probably more than this, but I think it’s a good start. Anything else is just icing on the cake. My intention is to check in every quarter and see how the list is going. I’ll try not to forget to do that. I plan on 2012 being full of growth for my business.