I posted the blog below because it chimed so well with me. A much better way to approach the new year by looking back on ones achievements in the past 12 months, big or small.
Taking a leaf out of the same book as I look back on 2008 what am I proud of? Well, Horsley Printmakers is clearly beginning to make a name for itself as are both Rebecca and I as printmakers.
We had a very successful tutor and student exhibition in the spring at The Biscuit Factory (http://www.thebiscuitfactory.com/) and we have been invited back for this spring. We also had a very successful Art Tour in June/July (http://www.networkartists.org.uk). Bianco Nero Gallery (http://www.bianconero.co.uk) asked to represent us at the Newcastle/Gateshead Art Fair (http://www.ngartfair.com) at which we both once again sold work. This Christmas we exhibited in 3 separate venues and sold work in two of them.
Our courses are going well and our first foray into a completely independent course with guest tutor and master wood engraver, Chris Daunt, was booked up months before it was due to start. We are running another one in February and this too was booked up within 24 hours of emailing our mailing list.
The year ahead will be challenging with the global credit crunch which is already affecting our bookings of courses but we will just have to think smart on our feet and weather the storm.