3 Resolutions for 2019…

January 22, 2019

I LOVE SETTING GOALS…

Yeah – I know – I’m one of “those” people. But hear me out… I think one of the reasons so many get discouraged with resolutions is because we set too high of goals for ourselves. And in essence – set ourselves up for failure. This is why I always try and set goals for myself that I CAN accomplish.

SO HERE ARE MY “CAN DO” GOALS FOR 2019

AND THOSE ARE MY GOALS FOR 2019

What kind of goals are you setting for yourself this year? It doesn’t have to be anything complex – something as small as checking out a library book will suffice – just make sure you are challenging yourself in some way. Because challenges and goals help us grow all the faster in your creative lives! :)

2 responses to “3 Resolutions for 2019…”

  1. Susan Egan says:

    I wish I could reach through the screen and give you hug and tell you how fabulous you are. I’m probably twice your age. What I have learned is we are our worst and most unrelenting critiques. Leave yourself alone and laugh at mistakes. Goals are challenges that make life even more of a struggle. Challenges should be pastel and failure acceptable. Like a list of chores you’d like to get done this month but if you don’t, well they will still be there and they just need to move to the top of the list for next month. A beautiful day and walk with the dog (we have two) it is so much more important than the dust bunny build up.

    My daughter went to school for her MFA she is the only one in her group that did not get her masters. Why? As far as we can tell the instructor and mentor did not appreciate what our daughter loved. Does this sound familiar…she draws what she dreams. Yep everything is fantasy and from her imagination. She spent her four years drawing various new and different things using every technique and product she could. “They” didn’t see her progress since she wasn’t sticking to one style, although that was never something she understood she needed to do. That said, we didn’t care. She was so upset so down on herself to us it was enough that she get her degree and leave before she hated art completely. She’s gifted, talented and after going to the final show, so much better than the kids they graduated I was appalled (as were her fellow students, I picked her up the day she found up she was so upset and we ran into her friends in the halls. they were blown away) So when I saw what they said about your art, believe me you are not alone if you don’t fit their idea you are in trouble. Her close friend, who I really love, got her MFA, she does collages. Collages. 4 years of art 6 8″X5″ canvasses covered in shades of green and pink striped or solid paper strips. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

    Anyway, I’m 63 and I’ve just started painting and drawing. I’ve always done a little but this past couple of years I’m doing more. I envy you your talent and abilities, to imagine and make up what you want to create is something I’d love to be able to do. For now I’m happily attempting drawing from real life or copying things I like. Making horrible messes on water color paper and later looking at it and thinking hey it’s not that bad. If I close one eye, squint and turn my head sideways it looks a little like a flower….

    Thank you for sharing your abilities and please give yourself a hug everyday appreciate your talent, kiss your husband, walk your dog and look up at the sky. Eat some chocolate and breathe deep and ask, what do I really want to do today that will make me happy? That’s what you should do everything else will be there when your ready.

    • Misfit says:

      So glad to hear Susan! :D I’m glad it’s helped! My husband recently reminded me of a quote recently that said – fail big = learn big. By adjusting my mindset and looking at everything as a learning experience it’s helped me learn so much – which I’ve been sharing with all of you! :D

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