A Creative Odyssey is a blog hop spanning 4 weeks in December 2010 – where over 40 bloggers will share the next steps in their creative journeys with you.
Be sure and stop by my blog hop partner for today – Sweet Rustic – to see Katie’s Creative Dreams and Goals for 2011.
And tomorrow, visit with Alanna of Bobishi and Tracey of Quiet Paws, to see what they have planned for 2011.
I am a Creative Soul.
My creativity is what helps to keep me sane.
I hadn’t really given my Creativity for 2011 much thought, but then Jess came along with an invite to participate in her blog hop, and it got me to thinking.
What do I want to achieve creatively next year?
1. I am going to master my new camera.
A present to self, I’ve invested in a Canon EOS 550D – with a macro lens.
I love the world in detail. It reminds me to go slow. To stop and take notice. That Mother Nature is a truly amazing woman. And it is something that I want to be able to share with the world.
Being behind the lens is a Craft that I have wanted to pursue for many years now. And now feels like the right time.
2. As a result of No.1, I have decided to scale back on my jewellery designing.
Having said I will scale back though, I am considering a 365 Project with earrings (inspired by my 365 Project with photos). Whether or not it happens is another question, but perhaps the most important part of my scaling-back decision is that I am no longer going to beat myself up emotionally and mentally for not being able to devote myself 24/7 to the responsibilities and challenges that face a micro-business owner.
I am still passionate about my jewellery and designing pieces for the woman who really knows her own sense of style. I always want to be able to enable women to express their individuality. It’s what makes us the more interesting half of the species!
It is just that 2010 saw me take on another role as in-class aide to a young man with Aspergers. One I will continue with in 2011 – and although very challenging at times, it is another thing I am passionate about. Giving all kids the opportunity to learn and realise their full potential.
My goals for 2011.
Not many. Not lofty.
But completely achievable.