It’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the middle of March… almost 1/4 of the year is done! However, with that in mind today, I thought I should review and see how I’m doing on My Goals for the year.
|“Best Friends” by Christina Fairley Erickson
Commercial and artist hand-painted cottons, machine applique, machine free-motion quilting
|“Best Friends” detail by Christina Fairley Erickson
Next, I decided to kick up my production to help with defining my artistic voice. To do this, I’ve been making my weekly 5 x 7 Challeng
e piece. So far, I’m keeping up with this (one week I didn’t finish, but then did two in another week.) I also wanted to do my small art quilt group’s challenge every other month. I’ve only got a couple weeks to go to finish this and I’m not sure that I’m going to make this one. The theme of the current Fiber Funster Challenge
is “Waiting.” while I have designed a piece, I haven’t even started it in production. Maybe I can get it going this weekend.
Finally, I planned to document my progress in my blog, which I’ve been doing. This also has helped me with my second major goal, which is to ramp up my pictorial quilts. I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress through the weekly production of 5 x 7 pieces, both with my technical skills and composition. I do still need to start working on a plan for creating a body of work.
My third goal has to do with studio organization. Here I have made some progress, but not enough to be proud of… I am at least working in my studio almost daily, rather than my studio being such a disaster area that I end up pulling my work out into other areas of the house!
My next goals, opening an Etsy shop and working towards a solo show in 2015 are still in the thought process, although I have looked through Etsy and think I can stay on track to open by mid 2013. Beyond that, I’m on track for completing my piece for the Salsa show (entry due in mid-April). I haven’t yet decided upon my second medium-to-large sized piece to create, although I may go back to my roots and make another horse-themed quilt. I won a first place (and cash prize!) at an equine art-show two years ago and just received the call for entry for this coming summer. Alternatively, I may shoot for finishing one of my works in progress, such as my Waterfall quilt
or Cathedral Visions
I’m scratching the final goal, completing a driftwood art sculpture in time to enter in the May show. Although I love the driftwood art, I’m not having the time to do it as well as my main love, fiber.
Well, I’m in a bit of overwhelm now, with all that I need to do. Guess it’s time to get back to sewing!
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