Tagged: goals

The Cycle of Change

Some time ago, I overheard the following terms and felt they applied fantastically to the journey of developing new skills. Uninformed optimism – Informed pessimism – Informed optimism After some research, I learnt these...

2017 – Experimentation and Discovery

2016 for me was all about setting up the mechanics for making art more efficient, experimenting with processes and procedures, fitting out my newly built studio space and redefining the methods for continuing to...

2016 in Review

An important part of the continual improvement cycle is the review stage – taking a look back at what you’d planned to achieve and determining how well you went to help guide what your...

Progress has Strings Attached

You work hard to get better and over time you see some improvement, more-so when you compare what you’ve just done to some of your earlier efforts. Sometimes its just that feeling of flow...

Where to for 2016

Time to lower my sights on the year ahead and set some plans to keep me on the right track. First things first, I’m going to concentrate all my efforts on finishing off building...

2015 in Review

2015, oh how to describe ye? I like to think of 2015 as a learning and foundation building year. I started the year with what I felt were some reasonable goals, but delving head...

Introduction to Oil Painting

One of my plans this year was to learn a bit more about painting in oils. My little dabble towards the end of last year with with water mixable oil paint was met with...

Plans for 2015

In the spirit of accountability and with the new year well and truly under way, I thought it worth writing down some plans for the coming year that I would like to achieve as...

2014 – A Year in Review

All in all, I feel 2014 was a pretty successful year. Sure, there is always the feeling that you should be further ahead, but if I was told at the start of this journey...