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Last Post of 2007: Looking Back


I have been in the zone today. It rained most of the day in drought striken North Georgia (thank you Jesus for the rain) which gave me the perfect excuse to put on a fresh pair of sweats (okay, I really put on another pair of pajamas) and play. I drew, painted, stitched and sewed to my heart was full and content. This is the first time I have been able to work without a heavy deadline looming over my head. Today I was able to begin new work for the coming year. Yeah!

So, I was prompted to write the looking back part of this post after reading Alyson Stansfield’s blog . Her blog has been a wonderful resource for me. Anyway, she wrote an entry on her blog called Plan Your Wins. Basically she is talking about art goal setting for the coming year. Now goal setting is something I have always done. What made me pause after reading Alyson’s take on this is that she first suggests that we acknowledge, dare I say CELEBRATE, the completion of these — our wins (apologies to Alyson for reducing her concepts here). Selected wins for 2007:

  1. Taking UrbanWildflower Dolls to the next level by giving her a new look and opening a small boutique (THANK YOU to everyone who have made the last six months such a success for us!).
  2. Was the subject of two newspaper articles and one online magazine.
  3. Debuted a holiday collection that SOLD OUT.
  4. Taught 5 quilt and/or doll workshops.
  5. Organized studio office and studio to improve creativity and production.

I thank God for life, love and ART. Here are a few more dolls from my holiday collection. Wishing everyone Peace and Prosperity in the New Year. the urbanwildflower

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