Hello Art Friends,
This is the latest newsletter, that I had a few issues with getting out. I’m reposting it on
my blog because a couple of people were having issues opening it via email and some may
have thought it was accidentally double posted when they received two newsletters in one
day. I don’t spam with my newsletters, they arrive about once per quarter and if you are
interested in signing up there is a link in the sidebar.
Well do to an unfortunate mishap you just received the Fall newsletter that was saved as
a draft instead of the new one that I worked all morning on! (Insert frustration here) I’m
so sorry for that!
Now to begin the first newsletter of 2013…again.
We have all welcomed the arrival of 2013 in a variety of ways. I see many people choosing
a word to guide them in the new year, others making resolutions and still others writing
down their goals.
I welcome the New Year by re-visiting the goals from the past year and then setting goals
for the new one all in the safety of my art journal.
As I look over the goals of last year I’m encouraged to see most of them come to fruition!
I also see those that did not, and I can re-evaluate whether they make this years list or it’s
time to let themgo. I also leave room when I start these journal pages so I can add to them
as the year goes along.
One of my goals for last year was to explore the possibility of doing a column for a magazine.
While finishing up my next book (due out Fall of 2013!!) I kept thinking about where I
wanted to go with the writing aspect of my career. I never set out to be a ‘writer’, that came
along as a by-product of my art, but I’ve found that I love it as well and really wanted to go
a bit further with it than articles and books. I want to reach out in a way that is real and
consistent- with information that will both inspire and encourage others on their own
art journey, and art journaling is honestly the single most helpful tool we can embrace
I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my column, Art Journaling at the Speed of Life,
will debut in the April issue of Somerset Art Journaling!!!
This is something I’ve dreamed about, written down as a goal, and laid a path of hard work
to achieve. For most of us, things don’t just get handed over on a silver platter, we have to
plan for them and work towards them. If you ask you ask any artist who has achieved
something how they did it, I guarantee that ‘a lot of hard work’ will be part of their answer.
It’s a journey, the successes we have are stepping stones on the path to something more.
You won’t ‘get there’ by just dreamingand wishing, it takes a bit of guts to put yourself
‘out there’ and hard work to establish the means to make dreams a reality.
So I hope you’ll join me and begin your journey into 2013 with some time spent dreaming,
planning and setting your goals for this year. Write them down, revisit them often, revise
them as necessary, and work towards them with diligence.
2013 is just waiting to be written on by you!
PS. I’m sorry that the text is a bit wonky in this post, it doesn’t show up that way when I go
to edit it, so the cut and paste is as it is;-)