Goodness me where did 2013 go? I didn't get a fraction of the things I wanted to do completed. So lets plan for 2014.
My first task was to set up an online shop. Which I have just done. I have resurrected my Folksy shop. I know its not the best but I just cant get to grips with etsy and I just need a base to send people to, to shop for my goodies.
Secondly I have been doing a lot of thinking, and yes my brian does hurt! I want to exhibit my work this year. I will approach a couple of suitable galleries and you never know I may get up enough nerve to put in a submission for the RA Summer exhibition. But my main focus is to put together my own exhibition. I am not saying it will be a solo one as I have ideas , probably above my station, about including other sea related craft stuff but I am hoping to be the only painter. My main problem as far as I can see is finding an affordable space. I want somewhere unusual and not your usual white space, so get you thinking caps on folks, I may need inspiration.
I also need to get some work done to display in studio 11 at Clevedon Craft Centre. the lovely Sarah and Nigel of Wight and Wight are allowing me some space so I can keep a presence there. They are so lovely and I adore all the silver and glass work they do. Please go and check out their studio or their website.
I am also going to get nosey, I am going to go and see other artists and crafters hopefully in their studios and pick their brains and just generally have a good old fashioned nosey, so if you fancy a visitor and you are within about a hour of me, let me know and I will pop by. I promise to do a bit of an interview for my blog in return.
And of course I am going to paint, lots and lots of lovely painting.
So there are my initial plans, I have learnt that these will change tremendously in the year ahead but your have got to start somewhere, haven't you?