I'm late again with posting my goals, but at least I'm failing a little better every time. Without further ado, here are my summer goals, and how I'm doing so far.
- art show entries from calender ("art" seems to be my latest hangup. I have a sketchbook full of ideas that are ready to go, but somehow keep "not making time" to do this. Some re prioritizing is in order.)
- submit to design blogs (by September 1) (ready to go for this month!)
* - new - get catalog completely updated
Projects that have been hanging out on the list for too long and need to get crossed off so i can move on with my life:
- write up 3 patterns (for blog / submission) (still nope)
- finish orange quilt (i looked at it, but no credit, again)
- art quilts / small texture language pieces from sketchbook (photos and show entries) (still in the starting stages)
- photos of all new items taken, edited and posted (still working on this, but I'm making good headway - partial credit)
- photos of quilts already finished (nope, again)
- how to batik for blog (video / pics?) (nope, again)
- maintain ongoing marketing efforts (yes again!)
- follow up on existing store/gallery leads (3 done, 3 in progress)
- 5 - 10 new store/gallery leads (This will be done by Friday)
- (new) revisions to biz and marketing plans
- (new) 3 more new marketing/promotion ideas
- (new) improve online conversion rate (I've not yet reached my goal, but I've seen some improvement in traffic, new visitors, and conversion rate over the last 2 months. Partial credit, horray!)
Holidays: (NO! d'oh!)
-determine what to carry for holidays and how much (how many markets?)
-design new patterns and dye swatches for new holiday / fall / winter colors (I've been working on this a bit, I need to step it up!)
All in all, I think I've made decent progress. I can't wait to see what July has in store for me!
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I'm pretty sure I've said before that one of the things I really love about the arts market is meeting the people that like my work. So I thought it was perfect timing when Stacey Halphen of Petite de Lis Paperie featured my tea towel on her lovely blog a few days before the market. Since Stacey is a Baton Rouge local, and a regular attender of the Arts and Farmer's Markets, it was a perfect opportunity for us to meet up. Horray!
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