Take an Art Class. Why? Because I really enjoy taking classes and I realized that I haven’t in a while. I think the last time I actually took an art class was almost five years ago, and I really miss it. I want to increase my skillset. It’s also a great way to meet other artists and we’re moving this yea so I’m hoping to build some connections.
Write about my art consistently. I want to share openly about my art and creativity. This is something I struggle with. I don’t usually say “artist” when someone asks me what I do. I have a lot of different answers. I’ll usually something along the lines of, “oh I do a lot of different things”. After thinking about it, I decided that I needed to write about my art consistently to be able to talk about it well. I’m hoping to send out my newsletter weekly, and update my blog consistently as well.
Read more books. 2023 reginited my love of reading. I’ve always been a book person, but last year books were the friends that got me through some difficult times. I found that the more I read, the more creative I felt. Although I didn’t create as much as I wanted to, 2023 was a year of creative healing I think for me. I forgave some people I needed to forgive, and decided that I needed to be a heck of a lot gentler with myself and others.
Give myself monthly art challenges. I’ve always loved a good monthly challenge. Some of my favorite for 2023 included the Van Gogh month and the Monet 250 (ish) portraits. I’m looking forward to do more this year! For the month of January I’m going to do daily gesture drawings for 10 minutes a day (excluding Sundays).
Collaborate with other creatives. This one is actually already in the works! I’m super excited to share more about this project when I am able. Here's a special sneak peak!