Friday, January 1, 2010

My Art Goals for 2010

It is that time of year again. I love reflecting and making goals for the new year. My goals fall into three categories:

  • Production Using my current skills to produce artwork.
  • Learning Developing new skills so my future artwork will be better.
  • Sketching I see this as a combination of production and learning.

By December 31, 2010, I will have a website that show cases my best illustration work, so I can start seeking illustration assignments in 2011.


  • Participate in Illustration Friday every week.
  • Participate in the WetCanvas Monthly Portrait Challenge every month.


I will be taking oil painting with Dave Kramer at the Dallas Creative Arts Center. Dave is the best art teacher I ever had, and I want to take advantage of his instruction.

In addition, I will work through the following self-study books:


Here are my ideas for filling my sketch books:

  • Drawing from life
  • Imaginative drawing
  • Drawing dreams
  • Drawing memories
  • Making up stories
  • Illustrating journal writing done in the style of Writing Down to the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  • Anatomy studies
  • Portrait practice
  • Color practice

The photo is our front walk on Christmas morning.


Knitting Painter Woman said...

Very ambitious ambitions! Good luck. I am still ruminating about my professional AND artistic/crafty goals for the year. Happy New Year from Plano.

Rose Welty said...

Looks good Laurel. I love this time of year too. I'm jealous that you have such clear direction and a clear path to get there. Looking forward to seeing you accomplish all of this!