Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year 2011!

I would cover some of the highlights of my 2010, but even though it has been an excellent year, I can't think of specifics right now, so I'm going to go straight ahead and list some of my New Years Resolutions.

In no particular order and off the top of my head...

  • Draw more. Maybe every day. Probably not.
  • Draw more from life.
  • Develop more of my own individual style.
  • PRINT MORE. I must not let myself drag projects on before I get to the printing stage.
  • DO MORE.
  • Quit smoking. I'm not setting a deadline for this. I may succeed, I may not. It's just something I've been thinking about recently.
  • Save more money.
  • Complete a TEFL qualification.
  • Go back to Africa. OK, this may not be completely feasible, but if I can at least save enough money in the coming year to go the next year then I shall consider it a success.
  • Enter more competitions and get more commissions.
  • Get a job that pays extremely well and leaves me plenty of time to focus on illustration. This may be a slight fantasy...
  • Drink less / have more nights out that I can remember. This may be as difficult as quitting smoking...

Phew. That's quite a list. I guess it's more like goals and things I want to accomplish in 2011 than actual resolutions, but there you go. Maybe by putting it on here I'll be less able to avoid it. It looks quite exhaustive, but it's probably not. The last two points are the main things.

Here's wishing you all a very Happy New Years!



Felicity said...

Great list! I read a tip that artists should commit to just 15 minutes a day and that the 15 minutes will usually evolve into something more.

Happy New Year!

Benedict Mayer said...

Cheers! That's a really good tip actually!