During my time in art school, I learned a lot about materials, composition, and all of the things you would expect to learn about art, but I didn't learn a lot about creating an art practice of my own. So when I graduated, I was great at fulfilling assignments but not the best at driving the bus so to speak, and counterintuitively, I make less now than I did before going to art schol. Performance anxiety? I don't know. Either way, I want to start finding enjoyment (not stress) in making things again so my next batch of goals is related to "My Art" (I think putting it in capitals makes it sound extra pretentious and annoying, no?)
Arts & Crafts
- Fill a sketchbook.
- Paint a painting. Frame and hang it.
- Sew a piece of clothing. Wear it.
- Knit something more complicated than a scarf. Wear it.
- Embellish something store-bought to make it more sparkly and wonderful. Wear it.
- Make something functional for the home to replace something store bought. Use it.
- Make something completely non-functional for the home. Display it.
- Sell something I made.
- Start and finish one project a month for a year.
- Draw a self portrait every day for a month.
- Take a class. Critiques are good for the ego (by keeping it in check).
- Find somewhere to do ceramics again.
- Take a photograph every day (Phone pictures count as long as they aren't all selfies).
- Enter a photography competition.
- Visit the same museum every day for a week- find and photograph (or sketch) a new favorite each time.
- Shoot and develop and print a roll of film (I have a bad habit of not developing film)
- Create a gallery wall.
- Buy a piece of art that inspires me
- Build a ridiculously large installation in my apartment in London. Throw it away when I can't live with it anymore.
- Photograph each goal accomplished. Maybe caption and date it if I'm feeling really on the ball.