Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Meetup

Wow...June flew bye in a heartbeat. I'm still trying to figure out my new life as a freelance illustrator. I will admit it has been kinda hard trying to figure out schedules and work/life balance. I'm creating whole new world for myself.  So you ask, what did I actually do this month? Well, I have 7 projects about 90% done. They are all done in oil, so right now I am literally waiting for the paint to dry to finish them. But hey, I haven't done this much painting and drawing in years so I will be pretty happy when they are all finished. 

I've been trying to learn more about business right accounts and tax stuff. There is so much to know....Yikes. And I have been getting better at learning all the Flickr, Facebook and Twitter stuff (also brand new to Pinterest). This social media thing is pretty interesting but I have to be really careful not to get stuck in the time suck.

All in all, I am feeling pretty good about myself(even if I don't have much to show today). I'm in the learning mode and I am working. 

So...July Goals
  1. Draw and Paint daily.
  2. Finish up the paintings I'm working on.
  3. Try writing a story to illustrate.
  4. Twitter Background.
  5. Blog Header.
  6. Create more for portfolio and website.
  7. Start to Design website.
  8. Daily walk/mediation.
  9. Enjoy the sunshine, get out take lot's of pictures.
One other thing, I have been happy taking a few classes in June but they are ending soon, does anyone have any recommendations for online creative classes?

Here's reaching our July Goals!

About the Meetup: The Meetup is a group of creative  folks that encourage each other each month, set goals and try to finish them. If you want to learn more or join us, click here.  It has been very helpful to me, thank you Liz for getting this going for us all.


Liz said...

Great list for your July, and it truly sounds like you are getting your scene together and making the most of your time and trying to learn what you need to learn. I don't know off the top of my head of more creative e-courses, but am sure you could do a google search and come up with a bunch to research... have a great July!

Cindy said...

How fun to design a new life! Good for you! Good luck as you find your path. Let us know if you find any good e-courses. I love them.

Cyn said...

Thanks for showing a little bit of your work. I like to actually see what The Meetup crew is working on from time to time. Sounds like your first month as a full-time creator went well! Here's to another month of fulfillment and creativity!

Sarah S. said...

Your work is beautiful...It takes a while to get everything in place for a new business, enjoy the journey of it all and do make time to get out and take some photos.You'll do great..have a great july.

Lindsey said...

really great list for July, good luck! :)

bluehour said...

Thanks everybody...I think it will be a very good month for me. Just finding the energy to do the artwork that I was meant to do. That is the whole point right? Good luck with all your goals too.

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