Color Me Reckless

New Year, New Goals

LifeLisa Seyfried

It's that time of year again. The time for making new goals and dreaming big dreams of what the year could hold for you. This year, instead of making some lofty resolutions about running more or eating better, I decided to make concrete goals for myself.  Here's what I came up with: 1. Approach local shops about selling my crochet pieces in their store. I promised my mother-in-law I would do this, and I really mean to do it.  I've always been afraid to take this step - afraid that people won't think my work is good enough.  But working on pieces the past few months, and with some encouragement from my boss, I'm ready to try to do this.

2. Find what works in my Etsy shop and what makes me really happy to make.  I  have a hard time keeping my Etsy shop up to date, and remembering to market the items in it.  I think it's because I'm a big scaredy-cat (see above!) and because it's one more site to manage.  I need to make a plan and stick to it when it comes to the shop.

3. Connect with more local artists. All of my goals for the year involve taking steps outside of my comfort zone and being brave with my work.  I want to meet local artists who are doing similar things/at similar places in their work.  I'm on the list for a few crafty meet-ups in my area, but have yet to work up the courage to go (what if everyone at the meetup agrees that I can't crochet?? Serious scaredy-cat issues here!).

4. Learn more HTML and Photoshop. I want to be able to have designed my own site, and I want to be able to make my photos look amazing.  I have a few books on both of these topics, but I might try to take a class in them as well.  Always up for more learning!

What are your crafty New Year's Goals?