Prepared for 2012

The process of setting up goals to me, is much like my preparation for creating a new painting or two or three…

It starts with a spark…dream, experience, a place, an idea.

I write down some words, do some sketches, think about colors or not.

I gather the materials and then the deep stuff starts, excitement builds, frustrations set in, more thought processes, action accumulates and then finally, after many tweeks, starts and stops.

Voila, I have a finished painting!

©2012 Indigene T. Gaskin “Autumn Song” Mixed-Media-12″ x 24″)

So much like the art-making process, is my goal setting process.

This year, it took a little  longer than usual to do this. I’m not sure if it’s because I took my time and thought about it, or the fear factor! So finally, I’m ready to release it so that the action can begin!


-Experiment more with my art;

– Create one new workshop;

-Create an e-book;

-Exercise and take better care of myself;

-Create a video (Me/Art);

-Teach a class/workshop abroad;

-Exhibit in gallery at least once this year;

-Create and sell more art than last year;

-Connect and collaborate more with other artists.

So with a lot of courage, tenacity and time,  begins the ride of goal doing. I am  prepared.  Are you?

  1. I love your painting. The fall, as you, is my favorite time of year! This is awesome. I just love the colors. Great work.
    Oh, before I for get, Mr. Pea Pee sends his warmest wishes for a dry and pleasantly creative weekend he he he he he!
    You are simply the best! Hugs and much love to you Sweetie,

    Comment by Me Vanessa — January 20, 2012 @ 1:17 am

  2. Lol! Vanessa, you are too much! I love you! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — January 20, 2012 @ 11:26 am

  3. Good luck with all of your goals. Wishing you a wonderful 2012! Pretty leaves, but fun to see your studio too :)

    Comment by Linda Hensley — January 20, 2012 @ 8:23 am

  4. Thanks Linda. Setting goals, makes me try harder, than I would normally…waiting for some studio shots from you, too! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — January 20, 2012 @ 11:27 am

  5. At least you set goals! For that I truly admire you and your commitment. Oh yeah — your art's pretty great, too. :)

    Comment by andrea — January 20, 2012 @ 9:29 am

  6. Lol! I have to set goals, or I'd be in my bathrobe, looking crazy, just painting! Wait! I do that too! Lol! Thanks so much! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — January 20, 2012 @ 11:29 am

  7. I hope you accomplish all on your list! You seem to already be on your way!! Really nice painting :)

    Comment by E R Stanton — January 20, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

  8. Thanks Elizabeth! I hope so, too! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — January 20, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

  9. Love the vibrancy and richness of your painting! Beautiful!

    Excellent, excellent goals. This will be an exciting year for you. Good luck! I know you can do it!

    Have a superb weekend. :)

    Comment by bella sinclair — January 20, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

  10. Thanks so much Bella! You're so kind and wonderful! :) :)

    Comment by indigene1 — January 21, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

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