Goals

2017 Goal List

Painting Keep painting Write more exclusively about art in my blog Attend critique group Investigate Salem group Enter both WSO shows April (actually already done! But unsuccessfully…) October Participate in local art group Arts in Action Join (done) Attend meetings Enter the Equine Art Show (Emerald Downs) July Submit to the AAEA Show Spring (March deadline) Fall (June deadline) Continue…

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2016 Goal List – Review

On this last day of 2016, I spent the day on a bit of a birding quest, trying to find the last five birds to complete my goal of 150 species in 2016. In the end, I remained at 145. Still, I am feeling good about this goal. Looking at this list, there is NOTHING about the following: Putting on…

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How’s the blogging going – 2016 version

The end of 2016 marks the end of my third year blogging. A year ago, I posted about my second year of blog progress compared to my first. So, in the spirit of true numbers geeks everywhere, I am adding this post to continue the tradition! Posts and Other Numbers 2014 2015 2016 Posts 158 124 71 Sessions 2899 7081…

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2016 Goal List

Painting Keep painting Write more exclusively about art in my blog Enter both WSO shows April October Enter OSA Shows June – Rose Show Do an Artbiz course Enter the Equine Art Show (Emerald Downs) July Submit to the AAEA Show June Deadline Continue to work on my lifestyle improvement project Go to Weight Watchers regularly Eat more vegetables Eat…

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2015 Recap

It is definitely that time of year. In the blogging world, bloggers are posting recaps and plans for the new year. Facebook is filled with “Year in Review” and “Most” lists. So, obviously, I have to post my own accomplishments. The 2015 List (Accomplishments in red) (sortofs in purple) Painting Keep painting Write more exclusively about art in my blog…

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So how’s the blogging going?

Last year I published a chart that showed this website’s readership progress. I can find the chart, but unfortunately not the Excel data that made it up. Readership does seem to be growing, though certainly not as much as the first year. I can see that my readership wants more focus (when I stop posting about painting, things drop off.)…

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Goals, Health, Personal

Resolutions vs. Goals – Doing Less

Today I enjoyed my last day of unemployment / stay-cation by playing golf, getting a massage, and running a few errands. I’m now packed up for the first day of work tomorrow. The last few days have helped me take a deep breath, and here are a few of my thoughts. A couple of weeks ago my Weight Watchers leader…

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Resolutions vs. Goals: Looking forward to 2015

I’ve been working on this post, off and on, for the last week. My main concern is that it has grown somewhat… comprehensive. When I started this blog, I wanted it to be about my art; what I’ve learned is that I write about everything around me. One goal I’m making this year is to try to narrow down my…

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Rest?

Each year I have vague ideas of making a New Year’s resolution to have complete rest one day a week. My basic thought is to have a day where I can only walk. It is my hope that with driving remove from the options, I would have more time to do things like paint or play with the dog. With…

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Family, Goals

Philopatric

Late 2011 through 2012 will forever be known as my “Année terrible”. I was in a car accident; I was laid off; my dad had heart surgery; my aunt died; I had pneumonia twice. About the only thing I had going for me in this year of horrors was my house. I bought it from my parents and I got…

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