The Garden Sun, on paper unframed

As I previously mention, I am committed to blogging everyday as part of Blogtoberfest, and as of this writing, there are 231 people signed up for this!

I think the best place to start is listing what I feel needs to be done – both artwise and personally.  So – here goes.

1.  Finish the 50 pieces that I will send to the Art-O-Mat, an organization that refurbishes vintage cigarette machines and fills them with original art. I can’t wait to find out where my work will end up!

2.  Research aspects of FIRE – for a new series that has been rattling around in my head for awhile.

3.  Work on my idea for Coolage Parties – this means starting a brochure, organizing my supplies, putting together templates.

4.  Clean out my studio – organize collage material, throw away old paint, finish anything I have begun.

5.  Get comfortable using a video camera and start using it in posts.

6.  Leave a comment a day on a blog – minimum.

7.  Find a car – I haven’t had a car payment in 21 years.  It is time I get a decent mid-sized car.  The last car I purchased is a small car that I managed to trash!

8.  Get the title of my car – see above.

9.  Get a phone – I have the antique flip phone.  I want a phone so I can get the SQUARE for credit cards – and I can take pictures with!

10.  Take my lunch to work a couple of times a week.

11.  Work out 3x a week minimum.

12.  Lay out my clothes for work the evening prior!

13.  Post a blog every day -I considering a series  The A TO Z’s of art.  I’ll start with A – for acrylic and alcohol.  I’m not going to post the list in advance, as I’m sure my inspirations will change over the course of this.

14.  I have to come up with something else – I can’t stop at 13 things on my To-Do List! – so I will blog about some books I’ve read – most recently, The Creative Habit, Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp.

15.  Keep a notebook with me to jot down ideas as they come to me!

I’m sure I left a few things off, but I think this is a pretty good starting point.

Tomorow – THE A TO Z OF ART!  – I will go through the alphabet with a new posting every day with something art related!



4 thoughts on “OCTOBER GOALS

  1. Kat

    Great list, Vickie!
    How fantastic is that Twyla Tharp book?!
    Wonderful to have you along for the Blogtoberfest12 ride.
    Kat xx

  2. vickie martin

    The Twyla Tharp book is a pretty easy read – it was an artist book club pick. Funny, the more I think about things she said, the more it resonates. I loved the personal stories and i got caught up with them while reading it – but I’m going to go back and re-read it!

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