I love working towards a goal. It invigorates and inspires me to try new things.

One of my goals this year is to try to work in more live teaching venues. I have a couple in the works, one local and one abroad, more on that one later!

There is one though that is a long time desire. To teach at Artfest. It’s literally right in the backyard of my old stomping grounds. Port Townsend is a short drive from my parents who now live year round at the place we went every summer.

So I’m working on my proposal and I’m excited with the progress so far of the techniques I’ve been combining and experimenting with. This is part of the thrill that comes with creating art. You can continually come up with new and exciting ways to use different mediums and apply them to your style of art.

What are your goals this year? Have you started working towards them? Have you said them out loud? When you give them voice you’re more accountable and more likely to see them realized.

8 responses

  1. Hi Pam! Finally got around to fixing the link to your new site so thought I’d leave a comment. I’d love to get to Artfest one of these days and attending a retreat abroad would be absolutely amazing. Such fabulous aspirations you have, I just know you will see them come true!!! I recently made a bold move by reaching out to key people for help on a personal project – so yes I do believe stating our goals out loud makes us more accountable and you’d be amazed at the support you get if you reach out 🙂

  2. I started art journaling just about a year ago and first did a prayer journal, then summer, fall, winter, and now spring. In my winter journal I followed your example of listing my goals and making room for my accomplishments….. thank you for your continued inspiration….

  3. Wow, sounds like exciting ventures…I hope it all goes through! I think having those goals help to direct your efforts…and experimenting with new things keeps us learning and growing!

  4. Pam…I LOVE this comment box…it’s gorgeous…so is your new artwork.
    I love teaching in real places (not online)..I hope to meet you some day in one of these rtreats. Abroad?, where? That would be so awesme.
    Good luck withyour proposals, enjoy your experimentations, and new enfeavors.

  5. Teaching abroad??? Wowza, how amazing is that?!! I’m excited for you, what an adventure! As far as my goals, I’m aiming for becoming a full time artist–2011 is going to be my year. Ican feel it! I’d love to teach at a major retreat, too-but I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do a whole day class or a 2 day class even though I’ve done plenty of short ones. My workshop in March at Jerry’s as a 6 hour course and it went so well, it has given me the confidence I needed to keep on pursuing my dreams in that direction!

  6. I’m excited for you Pam…I’ve not been to Artfest and hope that we both can be there at the same time. Now that the retreat is no longer in play my plans to take classes with my favorite teachers has changed. Either way, I look forward to meeting you wherever.

All comments are read and greatly appreciated!

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