I've made a few resolutions, both personal and professional. We'll see how good I am at keeping them!
Professionally: I need to be more consistent with designing new rug and needle punch patterns. I'm aiming for two per season. Eight designs a year is not too bad to deal with . . . My biggest problem is designing for a season or holiday many months before it occurs . . . I tend to design for winter in winter or autumn in autum . . . So I'll be working on working ahead, if that makes any sense . . . .
I am also going to pay more attention to my internet presence. The house renovation took nearly all my time last year, and was enormously stressful. Now that it's over, I'm making a commitment to work a set number of hours each day. I'll be beefing up my etsy shop and listing more supplies on eBay.
I've hired my daughter to design a new Paisley Studio logo that will grace my blog, business cards, and etsy shops. Let's hope she procrastinates less than her mother does.
Personally: I am going to read more. Pete used tell people I read too much. There were weeks when i'd finish two or three books.The renovation took care of that, too. The only time I had to read last year was right before I fell asleep. I was so tired and stressed out that I fell asleep fast. It would take me weeks to read a short novel. I'm going to make time every afternoon to sit down and enjoy a good book. The first one finished this year: The Music Room by William Fiennes. It's a lovely memoir. Fiennes recounts his childhood growing up in a castle with his epileptic brother.
So that's it for me this year . . . .what are your resolutions?