As Christmas was on Sunday I hope it was everything you all wanted it to be! I love when my family can all get together, and this is the time of year it can happen. This year is hard as one of my daughters is still in NC, still, I say because I had hoped she would get homesick and come back to Florida. I guess that isn't going to happen as She and John bought a new home, and all four of them are enjoying everything North Carolina. Next ? airplane tickets to see them. Before any flight takes off I must pack Christmas and re-organize the artwork.
Last year, 2016, I vowed to learn PHOTOSHOP. It did not happen. Was I a failure? Not at all. I thought I was, but I learned alot about that program, and alot more about myself. Yes, in my mind, I am computer challenged.. As I use and seek information the more experienced I become. I make mistakes, and I learn from them and sometimes those mistakes force me to do something else,,,,,,like using my own handwriting in my book Why is Silly Selma Silly? Which I have found that my handwriting is a little more charming and goes well with my illustrations. Am I giving up on Photoshop? NOT at all. Just a skill that will take longer for me to conquer.
With all the fuss and busting of the holidays, I did manage to join a challenge using Instagram. It was run by Cory Huff and the Abundant Artist. He is a marketing expert and in two days my following of 8, only my family became 166. I think that is pretty impressive. So for this upcoming new year, I will be updating, my website, my Facebook page and my Instagram and twitter accounts. I am determined to fulfill some of my important goals.
Speaking of Goals....... What are your goals for 2017? I think to define our 2017 goals we should revisit our goals of 2016. Sometimes our goals get lost, forgotten, or changed. Some actually get completed. But in setting new goals it is necessary to review. I hope you will think about your goals this week. I will be reviewing and then setting new goals for 2017.
Just a hint....I am going to paint everyday.....everyday....yes everyday!!!!!
til next week have a safe and Happy Healthy New Year!!!! xxxooo