Looking ahead

Brian has been asking me what my goals are for 2015. I haven’t even thought about it and having to thinking about it is making me exhausted. 2014 was a busy year for me. It seemed like I was moving from one art project to the next and didn’t have much down time. The momentum of having to meet certain deadlines throughout the year kept me going and energized. I just installed my latest show and I’m still in that period of reflection and analysis – what’s working, what’s not, what can I do better next time? Creating work for a new show is physically, mentally and creatively exhausting at times. So going into 2015 I feel tapped out. I have a few smaller projects to wrap up but nothing on my calendar for the coming months. I am looking forward to taking a break and finding that little creative seed that will inspire my next body of work.

I admire Brian’s excitement of tackling a new year with a fresh perspective on personal and professional goals. I feel split between three worlds – family, work, and my art. I continue to struggle with balance and keeping organized. So when I think about what my goals are for 2015 I have two lists.

What I should do in 2015:
Spend more time with family and friends
Be a better housekeeper
Focus on our budget and save as much money we can to pay off the house
Get in a routine of going to the gym

What I want to do in 2015:
Spend as much time as I can in the studio
Keep my website up to date and create a blog
Take an art class at Arrowmont or Penland
Foster as many Big Fluffy dogs as possible

I’m sure I can accomplish some items from both lists but I kinda want to just go with the flow and not make any plans or resolutions. Maybe the only thing on my list should be finding balance.