Of the eight resolutions I made, I completed six and made partial progress on two.
First, the resolutions I completed:
- I made 50 scrapbook layouts in 2022. Technically, that's two short of one per week, but close enough. I have more than 2 pages on my desk right now that are 75% done.
- I took a LOT of art classes during 2022. Counting just the Sketchbook Party, that's 16 classes. There were many others.
- Before summer started, I finished the goal to make artwork outdoors three times without having put in intentional effort to do so.
- I had so much fun creating artwork inspired by contemporary artists Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Deb Weiers, and by artists no longer living, including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso.
- I just finished up the series of 10 crafts based on crowd-sourced answers to prompts. Of the projects I made, I am the most happy with the Statue of Liberty at sunset. It's something I never would have made without this creative goal.
- I visited a lot more than three art museums, galleries, or studios. Two of my favorites were in Tacoma.
I gave myself partial credit for two resolutions:
- I did 10 consecutive days of a 30-day drawing challenge. I thought I'd come back to it, but I always had other projects I'd rather do. I could have forced myself, of course, but that isn't in the spirit of my creative resolutions.
- I checked out the books for my Library Roulette project, but haven't started the projects yet.
As usual, I've put a lot of thought into my 2023 resolutions. I want goals that I'm excited to do, that are measurable, and that push me creatively. Here is what I hope to complete in 2023: