Happy creative 2011

Christmas market at the Chinese Tower
Christmas market at the Chinese Tower, Munich | 18 x 24 cm | oil on canvas | @2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD]

Happy new year! I had intended to start my new year by diligently posting my art goals for the year, but a couple crazy things came up this week and that just didn’t happen. Best laid plans, yada yada yada. I’ve basically come to the conclusion that instead of goals for the year, at this point I need more short-term goals for my art. And my first short-term goal was to spend an intensive month in the studio, building up my inventory. I was all set to make this my January.

And then a few days ago we got a phone call that resulted in some last-minute travel booking (one of my most honed skills, I must say). Suddenly, I will be spending most of January in Scotland. I am thrilled about this, especially since I’ve never been there before. But it does take me away from my studio.

How are you spending your January?

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5 Responses to “Happy creative 2011”

  1. J. Aerts says:

    Scotland! I hear it is beautiful. Know what else is beautiful? This painting!!!

  2. Jul says:

    Aaaw, thanks, J. You made my morning. :)

  3. Kevin Sushka says:

    I just looked up easel. It comes from Dutch direct. Then it comes from Latin for donkey! Do I suppose the donkey used to carry the equipment? Anywho, I echo J. Aerts, Scotland sounds amazing. I was there once as a kind for a new year’s, in about 1980. That was on the cusp of things, before email and the internet! Ciao

  4. Jul says:

    Perhaps early painters rested their canvases on the backs of donkeys? :)

  5. Auriette says:

    How am I spending my January? Work is always busy, but the first three months of the year are probably the busiest. I do marketing for a theatre, and we opened three shows in January, one in February, one in March, plus our big fundraiser is at the end of March, plus the season brochure has to be printed, labeled and in the mail the day after the fundraiser. I’ve barely scratched the surface on designing it (I’m using the same template from last year, but I have to design images for at least 15 productions, write all the copy and probably re-design the subscription form.

    Even though it’s last minute and throws a bit of a monkey wrench in your plans, it’s totally cool that you could get to travel abroad for a month.

    I made a goal for the year of making at least one post on each of my two blogs every day. Haven’t met that one, but I am posting more, which is an accomplishment.

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