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 focus.

However, after reading some other blogs (including several that are far more focused than mine), I’ve decided to post the entire list. Gulp.


  • Keep painting
  • Write more exclusively about art in my blog
  • Enter both WSO shows
    • April
    • October
  • Do both Open Studios of Beavercreek shows
    • June
    • October
  • Do the CC Artist Exhibition show
    • Unknown
  • Two two rotations at the TRAG Gallery
    • Unknown
    • November & December rotation
  • Enter OSA Shows
    • January – volunteer show
    • February – ensemble
    • March – juried
    • April – nautical
    • June – Rose Show
    • July – not just black & white
    • September – juried
    • October – not just portraits & figures
    • November – 200 for under $200 (I will consider)
    • December – Urban & Rural Landscapes
  • 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 less sugar
    • Eat more fiber
    • Drink water
  • Participate in walking challenges (particularly with the dog)
  • Continue going to yoga twice a week



  • Walk the dog as much as possible
  • Continue volunteering at SEO
    • If possible, join VEEP
  • When I loose enough weight, start taking riding lessons
  • Play with the cats
  • No new pets this year


  • Go on a yarn diet (after January 1)
  • Learn continental knitting
  • Process (clean, card, & spin) my fleece


  • Get credit card debt back to $0
  • Build savings (including property tax money)
  • Live on a budget every month



  • Continue 2013 goal of not taking plastic bags at the store
  • Continue 2014 goal of using coffee cups at coffee place
  • Use doggie pick up bags even when hiking