January 1, 2010

Setting Goals for the New Year

Happy New Year everyone

I hope you had as much fun experience bringing in the new year last night as we did.  My Guy and I started with a great homemade New Mexican food dinner complete with posole, tortillas and red chile. Yum.  After a few failed attempts to wish the family a happy new year (no one home), we settled in for a few rounds with a new Wii game.  It helped me realize out just how uncoordinated I am. 

After a couple of hours of Wii, we made Martinis and watched the last Batman movie on DVD.  I wasn’t the first time we’d seen it, we originally saw the movie at the theater. But it’s my favorite Batman movie and I am still in awe of what a magnificent actor Heath Ledger was.  He was AWESOME in that movie. 

We tried watching New Years Rocking Eve at midnight and, I must say, I really love Dick Clark. I grew up watching him and his American Bandstand. He is an inspiration. However, there comes a time for everyone when you should retire and let someone else take the reins. Dick, I think it’s that time.

So I’ve been thinking about goals for the new year. Our family will be having some trials this year making life and art challenging. My goals for this year will have to take those trials into consideration.

Art Goals

  1. Create more using the supplies on hand rather than buying new.
  2. Create more art with recycled materials.
  3. Practice drawing more often. I have a few sources I am going to use.  One is the book and workbook for Drawing on the Right side of the brain. The other source for drawing help is at Drawspace.com
  4. Collaborate more often
  5. Submit our mother and daughter journal for publication.
  6. Start writing morning pages again.

Work Goals

  1. Finish VQL
  2. Update Website monthly
  3. Restart Block of the month.
  4. Finish and move into new office

Personal Goals

  1. Be thrifty
  2. Eat out less
  3. Volunteer at Domestic Abuse help center
  4. Watch less TV
  5. Eat healthy and exercise more.
  6. Win the HGTV Dream Home

OK I think I better stop before I feel overwhelmed. 


  1. I love your lists and they sound so similar to my own - thanks for stopping in at my blog, I will stop by yours often. and maybe one of us will win that HGTV dream home!

  2. I loved reading your goals too, and I have a lot of the same ones too - drawing more in the new year is a big one! I don't have a lot of time to draw as much as I'd like because I have a day job, but I want to try to make at least one drawing a day!

  3. I felt overwhelmed reading your goals for this year!!! Good luck with those. If you don't have goals you have nothing to strive for.

  4. Wonderful things darling, just like you.

    Happy New Year.


  5. Hi, Linda! I think there are a lot of us wanting to use more of what we already have and buying less. You might check out your local library - they often have great learn-to-draw books in the children's section in the 745ishes. Look for some books by Lee Ames - they are step by step. Wishing you and yours a tremendous, happy, prosperous New Year! :-)


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