After 2016 sum up it's just logical to write plans for the next year - 2017. I have plenty 😊 ! And make some resolutions as well.
They may be divided in a few groups:
ETSY - try new products for sale - cushions. Traditional, with floral front panels and whimsical fish shaped.
- look after the shop better than the last year, keep it well stocked. It's a tricky part, actually.
Fairs/Exhibitions - This requires a careful planning. I do not drive so I need to fit any fair outside York in my husband busy schedule. Had to drop idea of applying to a few just because of this reason. Anyway I'm going to try two new fairs/exhibitions still. Hope they will be OK. Also I'll stay with two-three ones I took part last year and they were good. But some of applications will have to get through selection panel and so it could be problematic.
So - ask some friend with experience to help me to write good artist's statement.
- I do need a good website of my own as an artist . Blog and Facebook is not enough, I think.
Shop/Gallery - still unfamiliar territory, a lot of ups and downs. Need to do smth about it, just do not know what exactly.
I want to do something new - try more new techniques or learn how to paint properly or ... or...!
Not all is hard work, here is a fun part coming: I'm going to Italy in early May for the next Feltrosa festival. This year it will be in some lovely place just 40-50 km from Rome. Spend a week in spring Italy - it's something to look forward to!
This is my new fish, just to keep spirits high!