Once again it's the time of year for focusing on the future and making New Year resolutions.
Setting goals can be helpful (I always find that writing something down makes me much more likely to actually commit to doing it!) but I think sometimes we can be too busy looking forward, and moving on to the next challenge, to remember to stop and actually enjoy achieving the last one!
So, this New Year I encourage you to take a moment to think about what you've achieved creatively this year, reflect on your successes, and raise a glass of something bubbly to yourself!
A few things on my list would be -
Each one of my art sales - I've been really lucky to have such wonderful customers, both off and online.
Having some work commissioned for a new UK craft magazine - more about that soon!
Selling some of my work at a new gallery.
I've also loved being part of various etsy groups this year. I feel very privilidged to have been able to share ideas, inspirations, and frustrations, and bask in the creative atmostphere of the IAE team, the Manchester etsy girls, and the Craft Brittania UK team.
I'd love to know what you are proud to have achieved in 2009!
Wishing everyone a wonderful, peaceful and creative 2010!