This year, I have some personal and artistic goals I’d like to achieve. I’m making myself accountable for them by posting them here, and plan on posting updates here.
They’re so cute when they’re sleeping! Nevis and Corrie recover from one adventure and plot the next one.
1. Civilize the hairy barbarians.
Nevis and Corrie are loving and lovable, but even after graduating from puppy kindergarten, they are very naughty Scotties! 🙂
By civilized, I mean:
- Pass the CGC test (Canine Good Citizen). Volunteering would be a lot of fun with these guys.
- Good door manners
- Good people greeting manners
- Loose-leash walking and recall so we can go hiking together!
2. Create a well-ordered, welcoming and gracious home environment. We really have not put a lot of focus over the years in decorating our house or being hosts. I would really like to change that this year. Look for posts under the category, The Art of Living.
3. The New Mexico Orchid Project: Santa Fe County. One of my childhood dreams was to be an intrepid lady explorer, like Margaret Mead and Isabella Bird. The opportunity to go on expeditions and journeys is one of the things that attracts me most to botanical art. Sketching and photographing the wild orchids of New Mexico to paint a series of botanical portraits should satisfy my lust for adventure and artistic need to create.
Ezra Jacks Keats: The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, September 09, 2011 – January 29, 2012 One of my childhood favorites: I remember it from Capt. Kangaroo’s story hour. Source: thejewishmuseum.org via Wrenaissance on Pinterest
4. Write and illustrate a children’s book and submit the dummy to publishers. This is a dream of many years’ standing. 2013 is the year it becomes reality. Watch here for posts under the category, Childrens’ Books.
5. Be a silver fox, not a gray beaver. Ladies, let’s face it, it takes a lot more work to look and feel vibrant and healthy as we age. Basic hygiene and fitness routines can only get you so far. It’s embarassing to admit, but this fall’s focus on dog-walking and house projects has caused me to ignore the finer points of grooming. This goal is about taking the time to spritz a little perfume, use tinted moisturizer, and getting dressed instead of just covered.
As Fernando says, “It is better to look good than to feel good—and darling, you look mah-velous.” 🙂