Thursday, December 31, 2009

Art Review 2009

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Copyright 2009 Valerie Jones


I am not one to make yearly goals because they very rarely are achieved.   “Live by God and He’ll do the planning for you”…that’s my motto.  I did make a list of goals for 2009 and I only accomplished one of them.  I decided to make a list of accomplishments for 2009 and share them with you.

2009 Accomplishments

January – Held an exhibit for my students; took a quilting class

February – Completed “Colors of Fall” colored pencil painting

March – Sewed aprons; Opened Etsy shop; completed “Wedding Day 1920” colored pencil painting

April – Bartlesville Art Association Spring Show – sold “Colored of Fall” painting; completed “Homecoming” colored pencil painting

May – Verdigris Valley Exhibit; Completed “Intermission” colored pencil painting

June – Sold artwork in the OKMozart shop; taught grisaille/colored pencil class

July – Vacation; completed graphite “Gerber Daisy” drawing

August – Taught colored pencil workshop – textures and metals; taught ellipse class; began teaching at Washington County Elder Care

September Began teaching cat portrait class

October – Taught colored pencil workshop – textures and metals; prepared for the Bartlesville Art Association Fall Fling

November – Completed graphite commission

December – Completed colored pencil commission

January – December - Created a correspondence drawing course – Had 2 students take the course throughout the year.

January – May – Taught a colored pencil step-by-step portrait class

April – May – Taught a beginning drawing class at Hobby Lobby

August – December – Taught a colored pencil cat portrait class

Completed 10 paintings/drawings in 2009  (This is less than 2008’s number of 13 paintings/drawings)

2010 is looking to be another successful year.  I have two exhibits coming up in January and February.  I am in the process of creating a website.  I hope to attend a workshop in June.  I have a workshop to teach in August.  I’m sure God has other things planned for me this coming year also!

Happy 2010!!