Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year End Review

Here is my year in review. Each year I set goals for the year an check in on them from time to time to see where I am. Though I didn't accomplish all of them, I definitely added a few to the list that I didn't really see coming like opening a store! So here we go. Let's see how I did.

1. Take an Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop class. YES! Well sort of. I did take an Illustrator class which has come in handy with fabricate posters etc. I still need to take a Photoshop class but there aren't enough hours in the day!
2. Sign up for another session of life drawing. No! but I did paint and draw a lot this year. Maybe this goal should move to 2010.
3. Create 100 4x6 paintings and have a show. I failed at this last year. YES! I did this too! I'm ready to start planning another show. I already have some ideas brewing.
4. Continue to blog regularly even when the self-portrait challenge is done. I'd like to come up with another assignment for myself. YES, NO, MAYBE! I did blog a lot this year but I have been slacking in the last few months since opening fabricate. I'll get back on the horse now that we are in a good grove.
5. Start a savings account!!! Yes, I do not have a savings account and this is the year. I'm growing up. YES, Sort of! I didn't start a savings fact I spent a lot of money on fabricate BUT I did start a retirement fund. How old am I.
6. Go to yoga at least once a week. NO! Total fail all around on this one.
7. Continue to make stuff to sell on Etsy even though I've NEVER sold anything. (Hint, Hint...please someone buy something!). NO! but I did open a real life Etsy instead so this could be a yes!
8. Figure out the best way to make and actually make an animation that has been floating around in my head for a few months. NO! but I did help my friend Yusef on his 48 hour film festival animation and hopefully we will do it again this year. This goal may have to be in the 5 year plan.
9. Landscape my backyard. Yet another failure from the year before. FAIL! Total fail.
10. Finish painting the house...a project that was started two years ago. FAIL AGAIN!!!! Oh well.

Not too bad I guess. I had a great year and find myself looking at my life and realizing how lucky I am. 2009 was a 100% improvement in comparison to 2008. I'm excited to see what 2010 has in store. Now I'm off to get ready for a fun night kicking off a new year and a new decade! I'll be updating my 2010 goals in a few days. I'm still working them out.

I've lived in Cincinnati for a decade. That is crazy!!! Happy New Year to all of you!

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