Thursday, January 12, 2006

5 is the magic number: a challenge!

i have a lot of areas of focus in my art career that i want to move forward with and i thought that i need some excitement around pursuing them, and as i mentioned before small do-able bites with due dates and mini rewards. my school starts tuesday so there is quite a lot i want to get offa my plate before then.

* FINISH 5 PAINTINGS: by this sunday to show to my kid's book critique group.
* CONTACT & SHOW PORTFOLIO: to galleries/coffee shops/potential show places before tuesday.
* CROSS 5 things OFF my to-do list next to my computer: miscellaneous stuff and follow-up by friday night
* FIND 5 JOBS that EXCITE me and apply (even consider places that aren't necessarily hiring, but make me feel a spark) by tuesday
* APPLY to 5 more that fit the bill by tuesday...
* FIND 5 PEOPLE whom i ADMIRE, whom i don't already know in person, and write to them. on-going.
* JUST DO 5 things that intimidate me every day. be BRAVE!
* FIND 5 PROMOTIONAL websites for illustration and put my stuff on it by tuesday. (any suggestions for free ones?)
* Update my WEBSITE: find 5 websites I like and figure out why
* APPLY for illustration scholarship/ contest... look into 4 other contests, scholarships, grants for 5 total! by February 1
* UPDATE 5 paintings on my etsy shoppe
* PAINT 5 paintings by the end of next week for school show!

What are your 5?

Now I need to think of 5 rewards: I'm thinking haircut, pedicure, spa time, new jeans, frye boots... pampering is so nice:)


anj said...

love the 5 challenge! just because I had them in my (outrageously huge, busting-at-the-seams) bookmarks list, here are two free portfolio sites you might consider:


and here's a great site for Self Representing Artists (not free, but well worth a look, methinks)

hth, anj

gkgirl said...

these are great!
i'm so inspired
especially the write to 5 people
you admire....
i have been itching to write
"actual" letters
(heh, and receive them)
for a couple of months now...
thanks for the inspiration!

la vie en rose said...

great 5 challenge! and the rewards sound sweet!

anj said...

here's another I just ran into today at absolutearts -- their free portfolio only allows the display of 4 images

mati rose said...

thank you anj! i'll check out those sites! for some reason i cannot comment on your blog... i think it's deliberate! fyi- i agree with a lot you say about SATC;)

Swirly said...

I love this! What an inspiring list!