Sunday, January 01, 2006

Goals for 2006

In the year to come, these are some things I want to work on.

I am going to spend more time drawing, and perhaps more time painting as well. I have done both of these things off and on for years, but lately its been more off than on. I have a new, smaller sketch book that will fit easily into my bag. If I take it to work, I can spend my lunch hour drawing. I started off today spending an hour alone with my sketchbook. I have joined "Everyday Matters", so that will help with the drawing goals. I probably won't share all of the drawings, but I will share some of them.

I am going to work up to an hour a day of healthy exercise. Now I do the minimum of 30 minutes 3 or 4 times a week, but I know I can't get the weight off again unless I up the ante.

I make both traditional and art quilts, and I enjoy the whole process. I would like to complete some of my unfinished projects and get rid of the ones I really have lost interest in. While I'm not swearing off all fabric purchases, I want to be more disciplined about using what I have.
I spent two days this past week reorganizing my fabric and my work space. I also spent quite a bit of time on a new project. (I love my new machine! ) I have joined the journal quilt group, so I know I will COMPLETE at least one journal quilt a month.

This has been a wonderful year of spiritual growth, and I am grateful for it. I want to continue down this path and be ever mindful of what is really important.

It has been a great year for spending time with friends. I want to continue to make that a priority, and I want to make sure I let people know how much I appreciate them, and how happy I am that they are in my life.

On that note, fellow artists and quilters, you are important to me and I really appreciate you all. Happy New Year!


Gerrie said...

A very nice list, Jen. And very doable. I have enjoyed our interent friendship and look forward to more sharing in 2006. Happy New Year.

gabrielle said...

Jen, your frequent reminders of historical artist has been such a pleasure for me. You have great insight. I look forward to your Everday Matters work. The collage of drawings in your post is stunning. I am already eager to see more. Looking forward to sharing 2006 with you.

The Calico Cat said...

Are those your drawing under the sketch pad? I love the roses.....

Pat/SWquilter said...

Ah, to be able to draw like that!! My creativity has always lent itself pretty much only to fabric and sewing, thus the constant internal dialogue about whether I'm an "artist" or an "artisan." You definitely should draw every day -- you do it well!

Cheryl said...

I agree with Pat. Oh, if you can draw like all means do it often so that the rest of us can enjoy the fruits of your labors.

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