Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

A new painting for a new year

After weeks of thought, I've made some choices about how my creative life will change in the future. If you have been here with me for the last year or two you will already know about my difficulty in choosing one special part of my art life to concentrate on. It has been hard for me to settle down on one thing, I love all the things I've tried. Remember? Acrylics, colored pencils, lino cuts, collage, polymer clay. Everything has been fun. I've learned a lot.

This is the year that I get serious about my art. I have already enrolled in a class with a local artist whose work I respect. There are several juried shows I will enter, and there are two shows to get ready for this month. Having a large desk calendar on my studio wall has helped me see my time better.

These are my resolutions, or more importantly, my heart's choices.
1. I will concentrate on figurative art, my real love after all is said and done.
2. I will spend at least 4 times as long in the studio as I do on the computer, the theft of my time.
3. I will be a student of polymer clay techniques, using it as a hobby.

This is a shot of my junky clay table. I can see this will not be enough room. Hmmmm......the dining room?


April Jarocka said...

Happy New Year to you to Deborah! My, you've been so much busier than me! I've enjoyed scrolling down through your posts and seeing what you've achieved in 2009, and I look forward to seeing what you'll come up with in 2010! I especially love your portrait work - you've really got something there! Hope Christmas in Florida with you family was everything you hoped for.
Best wishes

Dean Grey said...
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Dean Grey said...

Happy New Year, Deborah!

I'm glad you wrote down your resolutions for 2010.

Just be careful not to box yourself in.

Focusing on figurative art is great but if you're too strict on what you will and won't create it could hamper the creative process all together.

So stay focused but remain open to creating anything and everything!

Just my two cents!!


Manon Doyle said...

Happy New Year Deborah!! You sound like!
Artist's love all mediums. I'm also guilty of spending too much time on the computer. : ) I look forward to seeing your new work!!

Uta said...

I'm glad you have narrowed things down a bit. It sounds like you are a lot clearer with what you want to achieve but I also must ditto Dean's comment. Stay focussed but open :)

Nicki said...

Happy New Year!

I like your focus and plan of attack. I, too, am feeling like my head is all over the map with ideas and that I need to bring it down to a couple. You are great with figures, so I am glad you put that on your list. I love your portrait incorporated into your blog title. Nicely done.

May the year 2010 be the best one for you yet!


Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Happy New Year Deborah! It was wonderful to read in your resolutions that you were going to become a student of polymer clay. I can think of no better resolution than that! (Do let me know if you need any help.)

Faith Te said...

Hi, Ms. Deborah! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. It's great to see that you already have clear goals for the new year and listed them too! I've been wanting to do a list like that since last month but haven't yet. I hope the new year will bring you much success and fulfillment in art and life. Happy 2010!

All the Best,

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I will look forward to all your work but particularly your figures, my favorite!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah, I found you through Mike Bailey's blog. I like your resolutions and look forward to seeing your work in 2010!

M.M.E. said...

Those are wonderful resolutions. Congratulations! I enjoy your blog and am very happy I stumbled upon it. It's always nice to meet another artist.

Pencil Sanity said...

Happy New Year to you. I wish you lots of success and fun taking the classes.

Susan Carlin said...

Setting goals... good for you! I'm eager to see your new figure paintings.

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