Creative Resolutions 2021

Happy New Year!

It's time for me to look back at my 2020 creative resolutions and set new goals for 2021. March-December didn't go as expected (to say the least), so I'm pleasantly surprised that I was able to meet as many goals as I did. 

Of the eight resolutions I made, I completed five and made partial progress on one. 

First, the resolutions I completed: 
  • I made 61 scrapbook layouts in 2020. I did a great job scratching older items off my need-to-scrap list
  • I tried a bunch of new-to-me art techniques and media. Many were at Creativation, but I've played around with some new things since then too. 
  • I took an in-person painting class at Creativation and have done a few online classes since. 
  • I hosted 10 Zoom craft days for my crafty BFF's. The pandemic allowed us to get together (virtually) way more often than we normally meet in person and it's been awesome. 
  • I taught about the Diamond Art Freestyle Program via Facebook Live in April and led an Advent directed drawing over Zoom in November for the members of my church. 

I gave myself partial credit for one resolution:

These resolutions are incomplete:
  • I'm not sure how many cards I made during 2020, but it probably falls a little short of 25. Also, I didn't make any with the intention of experimentation I'd intended with this goal. 
  • Library Roulette, at least the way I want to play it, is dependent on visiting the library. Even when our libraries reopened (with limited services, by appointment only) after closing at the start of the pandemic, I am not comfortable going there. (As a side note, I've become obsessed with the library's digital offerings and read almost twice as many books in 2020 as in 2019, despite already being a prolific reader.)

I've put a lot of thought into what I want for my 2021 resolutions. I want to set myself up for success, which means I'm not going to include anything that requires travel, visiting a public place, or gathering with people outside our household. I certainly hope I can do those things soon, but I've written my goals so that I can meet them virtually, if need be. Here is what I'm hoping to accomplish in 2021:

Have you made creative resolutions for 2021? If so, I'd love to hear what they are!

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