Happy New Year?
It’s amazing how quickly a new year can sneak up on you.
I can now say that I left my full-time job over a year ago. For whatever reason, I still let that define me, rather than say that I’m a full-time bookbinder.
I need to work on that.
So, in an effort to reinforce my full-time artist status (and make me feel better about last year), I decided to make a top ten list of my favorite accomplishments/moments from 2009.
The following are in no particular order, other than how they emerged from my brain:
- Meeting Claire Maziarczyk
- Attending the Focus on Book Arts conference
- Conquering the Celtic Weave
- Visit to the American Bookbinding Museum
- Getting a Dremel (and using it!)
- Getting a grant from the Vermont Arts Council
- Discovering the book arts community on Twitter
- Teaching classes
- The Bonefolder Book (I’ll be writing a post about it soon)
Reviewing this list makes me feel pretty good. 🙂
In general, I’m not a person to make resolutions. I hate the idea that you “break” a resolution. It sounds like you’re going to die if you don’t achieve them. Too morose for me.
I will, however, make goals for the year. I try to keep these to a minimum, at least on paper (or blog). That way, I feel really successful when I get through the whole list. I figure I can always come up with more goals later, right?
So here are the goals I’ve decided to immortalize in online technology:
- Put work on Etsy
- Go to the 2010 Paper and Book Intensive
- Use the Gocco
- Update/upgrade website and integrate blog
- Finish business plan
I think this list is doable. I’ll keep you posted on my progress – wish me luck!