My 2017 Goals

My heart rate quickens when I start to think about what my goals will be this year. It is both exciting and scary. A new year gives me an opportunity to reflect, improve and push myself but I have that not-so-little fear where I feel I can’t do it and worry that I will do badly this year and ultimately, embarrass myself in the process.

But that is just a fear, I must face and overcome it as best as I can. It has taken me a while to really think about what I want to achieve this year. I know I want to keep improving and exploring my art. I also want to take my business to the next level. Here are my goals of 2017:

Paint every day

Like my 2016 goal, I want to continue painting (or drawing) daily and being accountable to myself on Instagram, with one change: I want to not feel guilty if I miss a day – it is not productive or necessary to be so hard on myself. In my last post, I mentioned that I am making this goal my lifelong project because during my daily art adventure in 2016 I realised how important it is to practice every day because it is simply the best way to improve at it over time!

Make at least one clay piece per month

I have always wanted to have a monthly project. There are a few things I want to do but I had to choose one due to my workload and that would be making something with clay. I will aim to make at least one piece per month, to a finished state. I will be sharing progress here at the blog and across social media. I have thought about painting a flower per month with oil or acrylic but I am incorporating this into my daily art goal.

Improve my social media presence

I am rubbish at social media. While I understand how it works and what needs to be done for small business owners, I just don’t act on it. I want to be more intentional –  posting on the go, promoting my services whenever possible and making the most of scheduling tools that are available to us. Basically, I need to put myself out there and take my business where I want it to be!

Now, tell me yours! :)

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13 comments on “My 2017 Goals

  1. Katie

    I looove reading these sort of posts :) Good luck with painting everyday – I’d love to do that but I really need to make time for it and sort out my priorities! I want to open an Etsy shop this year and sell some of my work – which also means drawing more and creating prints :) xx

    1. Katrina Post author

      I am so grateful for your immense support last year, thank you. I can’t wait to see what you create in 2017 too!

  2. Fiona

    Yay for clay! That’s definitely one of my 2017 goals too! Oh and social media seems really daunting to me, but necessary to grow your business – I think it’s a great goal to work at for sure! Here’s to a super productive and creative 2017!

    1. Katrina Post author

      I hope to get more confident with clay and while I do that, I hope to find an accessible kiln locally so I can get into throwing and build my ceramic collection. Looking forward to see more of your clay creations! <3

  3. Stephanie

    Great goals! One of the ways I am hoping to improve my photography is to take photos every day. Let’s hope it’s something I can stick with! :)

    1. Katrina Post author

      Thank you! This sounds like a fun goal, hope to see an improvement at the end of the year although your photography is already stunning *heart eyes*

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