This year, my family started a new tradition of writing our goals down together and sharing them. Even my son is on the bandwagon as he started a journal for his goals and a planner to track them. My daughter uses her planner as both an art journal and a goal keeping tool. I am not sure what cockamamie system my husband has, I just know that he has one and I have a few systems going on at once.
One exercise I find invaluable is reviewing the goals of the previous year and documenting how I did with each one as I plan my goals for the following year. I also have been documenting this annual ritual on my blog as writing goals down and keeping them visible holds me accountable.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I would love to hear from you in the comments about how you set goals for the year.
Year in Review
Here is a list of the goals I made for 2016 and how I did with each of them.
|See blog post The Art of Goal Setting for a deep dive into my 2016 goals|
1) New online art classes..
|Outdoor art show… lots of compliments.. but less sales than online|
2) Outdoor Art Fairs.
|Traveled across the country (for the first time) to Portland, Oregon|
|painting sold in 2016 (50% supported charity)|
4) Solo Art Shows
|painting sold in 2016|
5) 50 New Paintings
6) 6 Figure Art business
Goals for 2017
|A page from my 2016 art journal on Gratitude…|
1) Upgrade the Inspiration Place
|This painting, that I completed during my North Carolina Art retreat will be the basis of my next series of paintings.|
2) Create 4 new art collections
3) 6 Figure Art Business.
|This painting is also on the easel and in development… can’t wait to share the finished painting with you. This is the type of art I will teach in “Mixed Media Masterpieces”|
4) New Art Classes
|My husband HATES this purple lipstick, but it makes me feel like a powerful artist… so I wear it.|
5) Open Studio
“New Skills” is a new category for me which my son came up with. My kids and I have sat down to write our goals & I was so inspired that my kids both made “new skills” a category on their goals list.
My sixteen year old son wrote that he wants to learn a new language & also learn how to drive.
My nineteen year old daughter also wrote that she wants to get her driving license. (finally! goodbye driving my kids around) & also wants to learn how to cook.
Here the new skills I want to focus on
1) Play Bridge
2) Study the Bible ( Torah, or old testament)