June Meetup

Ok...Well last month I promised myself I'd  do so much with my goals. My list was long and the month just flew by. So my success was minimal. BUT...I did manage to quit my job after 7 years to pursue my art. My last day was Saturday so TODAY is my first real day as a full-time freelance illustrator. How does it feel? A bit scary but really, really good. I don't feel the need to get everything done in one day as I'm used to. I feel like now I have the time to plan things out and really consider my next steps.

As for my May list, these are the things I did, and some I am still working on.

  1. Twitter background (not yet but working on it)
  2. Header for blog ( sketches done, starting finish today)
  3. Health insurance found (I'm going with Kaiser)
  4. I did a couple of paintings (one for a baby shower)
  5. and one for my friends company Glob . I call him "Globzilla"

I'm looking forward to having much more time to concentrate and learn about my craft. I'm really excited and ready for June. Here is what I'll be working on this month:

  1. Header for Blog
  2. Background for twitter
  3. Business cards printed (I'm so close, damnit)
  4. Start work on website.  One thing I am curious about, how many pieces do people have on their sites? Is there a minimum and maximum? Did you create a bunch of new pieces? 
  5. Create a painting a week... I need to get back into Illustration Friday mode.
  6. Try to get in a deep thinking mode about what direction I want my artwork to go...
I think that is good set of goals for June...Hopefully I will do better this month.

oh yeah, I also joined a couple of classes...art business(indiebizchicks.com) and illustration group/class (Flourish). I'm crossing my fingers for the best results with these.

For those who don't know what this Meetup thing is, it is a group of creatives helping each other out with advice and inspiration...More info here.  Everyone is welcome to join.