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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!