New Year’s Resolutions for Artists

Once again, the coming of the new year inspires us all to examine our life choices and to seek self-improvement. And once again, after writing up a list of worthy goals, I am stymied and overwhelmed at all the details required to make the castles in the air become solid constructions. :-)

Maria Brophy has an excellent post about her personal goals for the upcoming year. She also suggests some simple and practical resolutions for people in the creative fields who seek to improve their business habits.

Zen Habits recommends that people should select 6 new habits in a year and give themselves 2 months to learn each habit gradually.

Eric Shafer at Creative Fan lists some reasons why targeted, deadline-limited goals are more achievable than lofty, undefined resolutions.

Alyson B. Stanfield at Art Biz Blog usefully defines the differences between goals, vision, and projects.

And Val Webb has shared her goal for the new year of setting aside 1 day a month in the coming year to get outside and sketch the natural world. I have already committed myself to doing the same thing! :-)

What about you? Have you resolved to change anything about your artistic or art-business practice in the new year? Or are you like me, and find that as soon as you’ve written a list of must-do’s, you get busy working on a different set of tasks?

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2 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions for Artists

  1. Hi Wren,

    Thanks for including CreativeFan’s New Year’s resolutions post here, glad you found it useful. Some other great posts included that I hadn’t seen yet as well. :)

    • Thanks for dropping by, Eric!
      It’s interesting how New Year’s resolutions become a sort of monolith of the mind—a form of self-intimidation.

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