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.
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!