First off, Happy New Year to everyone! Like many people, I establish some goals for the coming year. 2014 was a total bust for me but the month of July left a smoking crater in my life so I have a good excuse for basically missing every goal I made. Here are mine for the coming year, not just art related:
1) Get into a third gallery - I already have a possibility lined up but until my work is hanging, it doesn't count.
Get into 3 national shows - I don't think I got into a single national
show in 2014 but again, I pretty much quit doing anything to advance my
career after July. There are several shows I plan to submit to in the
3) Have more surface area of art in my annual solo show
at Cantrell Gallery than ever before - In 2014, I had fewer square
inches of art than in 2013 and consequently made less despite selling
very well. I have until April and so far I am WAY behind but I am
planning on larger paintings than I have ever painted so maybe I can
1) Get back to 6:00 mile pace - Since I
really cannot run long for a few years, making marathons out of the
question, I will focus on getting faster and trying to get back miles in
the 6 minute range. Maybe that can lead to a sub 20 3k.
2) Top ten
finish in my favorite road bike race - I probably should have gotten a
top ten finish last year but had a mechanical at a critical time. I
really think a podium or a top 5 finish is possible but I don't want to
set myself up for disappointment
3) Get podium finishes in at least 2 mountain bike races.
Run the Full Moon 25k again - No finish expectations as this distance
will be difficult for me to train for but I can still finish.
5) Develop my son's cycling so that he can race this year.