welcome february

by Sarah February 01, 2011

February is upon us…For me it is a month of birthdays (my son Ben in particular-14 and tells me he is ready for his driving permit in 1.5 years (I say I’m not ready but will take a deep breath and move slowly towards next year), the 23rd anniversary of meeting my husband, Valentines Day, the one year bloggiversary of my blog, my sister Rachel is coming to visit from Australia and a very short month full of exciting things to do…. Here’s how January looked (I can’t believe it is over)

January Business Goals

Design

  • continue list of vendors for  design library (ongoing)
  • 2010 taxes (80% complete)
  • begin studying for spring design exam  (signed up and have 8 weeks to study)
  • begin development of new design package for clients (in thought process only)

Photography

  • develop new items for launch in shop (ongoing)
  • sale in shop of 2010 product (sales is on–from now until February 14-add earlyvalentines in the coupon code at the checkout for 30% off your order)
  • participate in Picture Winter with Tracey Clark
  • (complete as of January 31st-60 days in of a daily photo)

Education

  • Teach Mini Session for 5th-8th graders first two weeks of January (complete and totally awesome-best group of kids I have ever taught-creative, energetic, alive and just plain fun–can’t wait to do it again)
  • Unravelling E-Course Begins January 3rd (in progress)
  • Life in a Fish Bowl-Creative Thursday e-course (completing a year long journey with Marisa-in progress)
  • Get Your Paint On! (begins January 31-8 weeks of painting for me!! with Lisa Congdon and Mati Rose McDonough-in progress)

Misc.

  • website and blog redesign (begin phase 2 – professional website design, integration of shopping cart and consistent graphics for all redlinedesign online presence-ongoing)
  • special gallery project (ongoing; selecting artists and finding venue)

This was a very rewarding and creative month for me…I have truly identified my passions and hope that I can share more with you on the blog over the next few weeks….Now onto February:

February Business Goals

Design

  • continue list of vendors for  design library ongoing
  • 2010 taxes (complete last 20% and get out the door to the accountant)
  • begin studying for spring design exam (1 hour a day of studying is in my sights)
  • begin development of new design package for clients (meeting with a client to have them help me develop package)

Photography

  • develop new items for launch in shop (ongoing)
  • sale in shop of 2010 product (until February 14th)
  • commit to a daily photograph and work towards a 365 project (yes Angie-I’m doing it–60 days down and 305 days to go.. I will post my pieces once a week on the blog to show you my progress)

Education

  • begin developing last months mini session into a full blown e-course and local design course
  • Unravelling E-Course Begins January 3rd (in progress)
  • Life in a Fish Bowl-Creative Thursday e-course (completing a year long journey with Marisa-in progress)
  • Get Your Paint On! (begins January 31-8 weeks of painting for me!! with Lisa Congdon and Mati Rose McDonough-can’t wait to begin my first painting piece this week)

Misc.

  • website and blog redesign (begin phase 2 – professional website design, integration of shopping cart and consistent graphics for all redlinedesign online presence-final selection of designer for redesign and hopefully will begin process)
  • special gallery project (ongoing; selecting artists and finding venue)

Happy Valentines Day and have a great month everyone….and don’t forget:

Monthly Business Goals are part of The Meet Up and are coordinated by Liz at Athena Dreams. Stop on by her blog and check out the other meet up participants. Thanks Liz.




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