Happy New Year!

I have goals. 2016 is going to be a great year for this girl in her studio. I’m not going to say it will be better than the others because, hey, every year and every painting I have done and every person I have worked with has helped me grow as an artist and as a person. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. I will tell you about my goals, but first, let’s take a look back at 2015!

Goal #1: PR on my paintings. That means I have to beat my record of 51 in 2013. So basically, I need to do one painting (or more!) per week. Totally doable. I am putting this out there into the universe to help me stay accountable. This doesn’t mean that I am going to rush and crank out paintings. The most important thing is that I give each painting the attention it deserves. I want to do your pets justice because they are all beautiful.

Goal #2: Engage more with people. Not in person, though. =) #introvertsunite  I will be more present on my Facebook page and be better at answering messages and emails. Customer service, y’all.

I wrote down all my goals in my fun new business workbook and I’m ready to move forward through 2016.

On a personal note, my main resolution for 2015 (which I had absolutely no control over) came true. All of our dogs stayed alive and healthy. We lost Ajax in 2012, Wallace in 2013, and Hector in 2014. I just couldn’t bear the thought of another loss. Angus, Mindy Lou, Scooby, and new dog Johnny all ended the year happy and loved.

Let me end by saying Thank You to everyone who has followed my work, showed support, commissioned paintings, waited patiently while I work through my list, and made me want to keep painting.

Let’s do this, 2016!

-Clara

 

 

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