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Friday, June 04, 2010

Question of the month: What are your art goals this summer?


It's reassessment time for me!  Time to look back at the goals I set back in January and to decide which ones to chew on this summer :-)  Want to join me in planning?

So far this year, I have taken a class and acquired a light box for photography.  I've been working on improving my jewelry photos, making a piece each month for the Bead Journal Project, and I've been continuing on my quest for a good balance between making and writing.  It's all been going pretty well.

Oops, I forgot about this goal:
Work on a book proposal.




If you don't know this already, I've written and released the first chapter (FREE!) of an e-book that has been in my mind for forever: Every Bead Has a Story.  So what happened to the book proposal?  I guess that has gone by the wayside.  Here's the thing...I don't want to end up becoming a slave to my goals, so I allow myself to rethink them as the year progresses.  That doesn't mean that I ignore them or forget about them.  If it seemed like a good idea, why doesn't it seem like one now?

In this case, it's because I've decided to approach the writing project in a different way.  I'm still doing it, but I'm not worrying about finding a publisher.  In some ways, I think it will be more accessible if I continue doing it as an e-book and release it chapter by chapter.  So that's what my summer goal is: to get another chunk of this project written and released!

How about you? Do you have any updates you'd like to share, along with links to your work? Leave your comment here below, or send me an image if there's a shot you'd like to share. Email cyndi @ mazeltovjewelry.com (remove the spaces).


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