Resolutions I Refuse to Break as an Artist

January 1, 2020

NEW BEGINNINGS…

I absolutely love the idea of a fresh start! There is just something about beginning with a clean slate and new opportunities! I typically get this feeling three times of year – the first of spring, the beginning of autumn, and finally – of course – New Year’s. And while I’m constantly making lists of resolutions I wish to complete – aka run a mile every day, or cut sugar, or paint/draw every day for 30 minutes. If I’m really honest with myself – most of these goals fall short after a couple of days or weeks.

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RESOLUTIONS I REFUSE TO BREAK…

And while I have a list of resolutions I wish to complete (and mostly will fall short on) – there are a couple of goals I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE TO BREAK this coming year.

#1: I REFUSE TO BE ASHAMED OF MY BEGINNINGS
#2: I WILL FORCE MYSELF OUT OF COMFORT ZONE & TRY NEW THINGS
#3: I WILL GET BETTER AT POSITIVE TALK
#4: I REFUSE TO COMPARE MY JOURNEY WITH OTHERS

SO THOSE ARE MY 4 RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020 THAT I REFUSE TO BREAK! ARE THERE ANY OTHERS YOU WOULD ADD – MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT DOWN BELOW!

12 responses to “Resolutions I Refuse to Break as an Artist”

  1. Jakki says:

    Wow! what a fantastic set of resolutions – If you don’t mind, I’m going to print them out and hang them in my art room. I came to art journaling and, indeed, any art practices in my 60’s never believing in myself or having any artistic background at all, so the pressures I’ve put on myself to LEARN IT ALL have been tremendous and very limiting. Very, very slowly I’ve come to accept my limitations, and I’m beginning to love experimenting with what I can do – it is amazing how my journal pages have improved and how my play with water colour has become more, well, playful! I realize I don’t need to paint realistic landscapes, animals, people, etc – I can just let the paint and me just play together and we will make joy!
    Hugs – Jakki

  2. Lisa Nisbet says:

    Happy 2020 Carrie! Sadly, I broke the wrist on my dominant hand right before Christmas, so my painting journey has slowed to a crawl:/ But, I watched a short video on successful mouth and feet painters!! It was inspiring and made my left handed attempts at painting seem ok. Its all relative:) Which speaks to my favorite of your resolutions, dont compare your art/journey to anyone elses. We are all so different.
    Thanks as always for inspiring me. Cheers to a healthy, creative and positive 2020!?
    Best always, Lisa Nisbet
    Ps-i know you are busy this year, but if you ever decide to host any painting workshops-Ill be there!(Live in Charleston:)

  3. Carrie says:

    I’m totally on board with these as I’m guilty of getting easily upset at myself. I need to let go of mistakes and go with it! Like you said, live outside your comfort zone some. Cheers and happy new year!

  4. Cathryn Hess says:

    Love your resolutions and I definitely hear you on the negative talk and the comparison of my art work compared to others.
    I didn’t exactly set resolutions this year as they are always broken fairly quickly and easily. Rather I decided that would do 30 days at a time or 31 if that’s how long the month is. I am going to paint, draw, watercolour, gouache or any other medium I have everyday in January. It won’t count until it is complete, whether that is in one of my sket hooks or on a canvas watercolour paper or any other surface.
    I also am going to do every free course I can. I have a long list of free resources I have signed up to and never fully completed. Some are watercolour, some mixed media and some colour theory. So tjat should help to complete an item a day.
    I wish you luck on your resolutions and by the way, Happy New Year to you!

  5. Jenni says:

    Okay love and adore each of those words. ThamKS for the transparency. Helps others a ton. Love getting out of the performance art into playful curious play without self judgement but it’s work hey? Wishing you positive words inside and around you. Jenni

  6. Debbie Finklang says:

    Those are awesome goals and they can be applied across the board, not just to art.

  7. April says:

    So happy that you are here in 2020. Happy New Year

  8. Tamara Romano says:

    You hit the nail on it’s head. I believe most could use those 4 resolutions in their lives,especially in learning to paint with watercolors.

  9. Donna Woodhouse says:

    I have always been about intuition in my art- letting my pen take me wherever it may. While this has been hugely beneficial for my art practice it has a big downside. I don’t know where it is taking me. This year I want to find the balance between intuition and planning.

  10. Shannon says:

    Those are great resolutions! I am trying to make art a priority and actually schedule some time in weekly.
    Wish I didn’t have to have a “real” job!

  11. Anita says:

    Such words if wisdom happy new year ?

  12. ALANA says:

    Happy 2020, Carrie. I’m a ‘misfit’, too! I’m very hard on myself and I truly get frustrated most of the time. However, that being said, I’m doing some things I haven’t tried before and loving it. Alcohol Ink Painting on tiles gives me the option of wiping the tile clean before I seal it if it isn’t what I’m good at. You have no idea how many times I wiped this one tile clean…lol. But, alcohol is cheap and I am keeping busy learning a lot about myself. I decided to clear clutter in my craft room by getting rid of all my ‘maybe I’ll use this and this and this’ but never have in years. So, this Spring I’m having a craft DESTASH sale in my yard (like a garage sale) and purge all that S T U F F and concentrate on what I have now. You’re an inspiration, and like Jakki said in a comment, I’m going to print out your resolutions and add a few of my own. Thanks again, and many Blessings to you!

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