Belinda Lindhardt

Thursday, December 27, 2007

2007 Highlights and Accomplishments

This year is finally coming to an end, i gotta tell you I am really looking forward to a fresh new start for next year! Bring it on!
I have already re-organised and de-cluttered the office, taken down old bits of paper etc on my cork board, I am dying to get onto all those Christmas decorations and get them down and I have sat down worked out some goals for 2008. Woot!
But before I move onto those I am taking inspiration from the ArtBizBlog and acknowledging just what I did achieve this year in 2007.

Ok, I admit it, I was pretty lazy in my goal for 2007, it was pretty much just to make art a regular part of my life and one specific goal was to make my artwork "simpler" i.e. not as cumbersome and detailed. These broad goals I did achieve (yay to me) and here are some other accomplishments I completed during the year.

  • Progressed to using different mediums and techniques (moved to oils for painting and neocolours for cp artworks making the whole process quicker)
  • Progressed to honing in on my own "style" probably this was already established with my CP works but for my paintings I think now I am grounding my style and techniques
  • Got myself "out there" I entered my first exhibition and exhibited at markets. I printed off multiple greeting cards which I sold. I also was featured in FMP - ann Kullberg's magazine for CP artists for my "Pear" artwork. Contacted other magazines for articles which I am working on now hopefully to feature in the new year.
  • Took every opportunity to go to art galleries and exhibitions where it fitted in with other commitments, talked to other artists and spent some time there.
  • Took an ALL day life drawing workshop, which i loved
  • Sketched (not as much as I would have liked but more often than I did previously)
  • Got my website up and running
  • Regularly posted on my blog
  • Created with some other artists friends the Fine Art Friends which is private blog of artists who are there to support each other in their art.
It's funny as I started to write this list I thought, I haven't done that much and couldn't think of anything but as I thought back all these things started popping into my head, I actually didn't do too badly this year at all.

As for my goals for next year, they will come tomorrow! :)


Valerie Jones said...

Way to go!!!

Jo Castillo said...

You accomplished great things with more to come! Congratulations!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Thanks Guys :)

Rose Welty said...

You have really done alot Belinda. You should be very proud of your year!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

You've definitely earned the right to gloat.