- Gallery placement for my fine art prints.
- Another annual edition of prints.
- Fewer holiday shows, more venues throughout the year.
- Specifically, regular local market attendance.
- Double the volume of my business.
- Specifically through online venues, local brick & mortar, trade shows, networking, etc.
- Learn to do bookkeeping like a grown up.
- Explore a variety of creative and business collaborations.
- Specifically, furniture, slab wood, CNC milling, larger scale of work.
- Practice using an organized production schedule. Or at least try it to see what it's like.
I could keep filling in details finer and finer, but really, no one wants that. For now, just know, I'm going to be pushing even harder to get more bigger better work done, and in front of other people.
If you're wondering how you can help, let me tell you! If you weren't wondering, start wondering, and then let me tell you. :)
- Spread the word! A share on social media, or telling someone about my work when they say they don't know what to get for so-and-so's birthday, is a huge help to me. Advertising works, but isn't much in my budget this year. (Heck, having a website is more or less the extent of my advertising budget this year...)
- Tell me about opportunities you come across. Know a gallerist looking for a new print maker? Know someone who needs some handmade gift or award items? Tell me about that! You don't have to 'sell' me, or even vouch for me -- just point me in the direction of the possible work, and I will see what the deal is.
- Give feedback on what you see me doing. Whether it is the art or my social media posts or materials sourcing, or anything you know about how I'm trying to build my business, if you find yourself thinking it'd be cooler if... or I wonder if she knows about ... share that thought. I'm not going to take offense, and I need opinions that aren't mine to prevent mental stagnation. I might not always choose to act on any given suggestion, but I will always appreciate the input.
- Buy stuff I make. Sorry if this is obvious, but it's not just for other people! Pens are classic graduation gifts. Knives are possibly the handiest utensils ever devised. Decorative arts make houses home-y, offices welcoming, and life generally more pleasant. It's no way offensive to me if you don't want any of my work, but if I find out you wanted something and didn't think I'd sell it to you, I am going to be pretty cross with you.