Hi! I'm Aubrey.

Hi! I'm Aubrey.
I am an artist based in LA (but from the good 'ol Midwest). This blog is a record of my life as a painter/artist. It is here to help me keep my place and motivation, ground me to learning and be a connection to other artists.

If you are interested in purchasing existing work, please visit my etsy site here. If you are interested in commissioning an original artwork, e-mail me at aubrey.studebaker@gmail.com


Small Victories of 2011 and New Goals for 2012

Time to review the goals for 2011. The bad news is that I most certainly did not work out 3x/week. (Ug.) The good news is that I far exceeded my artistic goal to enter at least four contests/shows. I actually entered six. Not only that, but I made the scary decision mid year (thanks to God's provision and my husband's encouragement/support) to turn artist full time.

(Portrait of Journey 16"x20" acrylic on illustration board -completed in '06)

Also, my New Year's resolution way back in 2010 was to complete 52 paintings that year. That was a real struggle and, while I emerged victorious at year-end, I pointedly deciding not to attempt it again in 2011. Imagine my surprise when, looking back over 2011, I discovered that I have far exceeded 52 paintings this year! The number is actually somewhere in the high 60s. Things do get easier when you make them a habit.

SO...Here are my goals for 2012:
1) Work out 3x/week (just keep plugging, right?)
2) Complete (3) cohesive bodies of work, each containing at least (12) paintings
3) Have a solo art show
4) Increase my artistic income tenfold (based on 2011 earnings)

What are your personal and/or artistic goals for 2012? Have you been able to maintain goals from previous years? Do you find that once one seemingly insurmountable goal has been accomplished it paves the way for bigger and bigger challenges?


Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Congrats on making your goals! I give myself the entire month of January to come up with my goals for the year. The end of each year is just to crazy to come up with anything.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...congrats on making the goals you did...and even more so for allowing yourself to be a full time artist!! Such a great way to begin a new year!!

My goals...just one or two...go check out my blog for my "short" list. There's more..but always is!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful portrait of Journey and I love that piano as well! I'll be it sounds amazing... -Lindsey