Wednesday, April 02, 2008

March Goals Update

"Boreas Pass Gold"
Oil on Panel

You know you've moved to a small town when you're listening to the radio and someone is talking about the town's mayoral race and says,"And in Granby, Pierro won by a landslide with 264 votes!"

Anyhow, it's April, and I feel like I haven't gotten anything productive done this week so I'm going to status my goals from March to make myself feel better now...

1. Get my work into three more galleries.

Honestly, this really hasn't been on my radar this month. Too much other stuff to do!!

2. Complete 100 paintings.

Let's see - I'm pretty sure I painted 11 paintings this month, of which one was a definite trasher (I already sanded it down so I can reuse the panel!) and another two are questionable. None of them were too large, hence the bigger than usual number. That makes 24 down, 76 to go...

3. Sell enough work to pay our mortgage.

Still on track here, which is great. I know things will slow down a bit this month and next since it's mud season up here and I don't count on many sales in Winter Park, but I have a commission and some other stuff I'm working on in the meantime. Need to find a couple of galleries that aren't in seasonal markets!

4. Update painting database and financial records monthly.

I actually updated my financials early this month! So far, this has been the best goal I set this year because it's been doing me so much good to make sure I'm up to date on my records. There's no question about where I'm at, and that's great for keeping me on track.

5. Race in a minimum of three 5k's.

Started riding my bike and running this month, and even hit the pool once, which is better than nothing!! Exercising definitely makes me feel 100% better, so it's good to get back into things. This next month I'd like to be more consistent...

Overall, March was pretty good. I think I was trying really hard to make up for getting so little done in February!


  1. You.Amaze.Me.

    Congrats on the move!

  2. Impressive - include the toddler and the move into the mix and - wow!

    Last year I started updating my records monthly also - excellent for keeping on track and knowing where things stand.

  3. Miss you guys terribly, please let me know when you are down this way and we can get together to catch up. I can't believe the move has already happened!!!!!!

  4. Uh, is this 100 paintings in a month? Holy Moly. You are like a superhero. I can't imagine getting anywhere near that amount. Very nice work by the way. Nice brushwork, color and compositions. Looks like you are doing very well after your move. I added a link to your page on mine. Can't wait to see some of the other 76 paintings to go.

  5. Ariel - thanks, but I know that you get an amazing amount of stuff done on top of being a great mom too!!

    Lisa - keeping track monthly has been such a good thing for me this year - like you said, you always know where things stand!

    Bess - I miss you guys too!

    Keith - that's 100 paintings this YEAR! I'm not ambitious enough to make that a monthly goal! Thanks for stopping by...