2014 Polymer Clay Studio Goals

Posted on January 2, 2014 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks, In My Studio by Katie Oskin

2014 Polymer Clay Goals

2014 Polymer Clay Studio Goals by KatersAcres

Having goals is a healthy part of life. Goals give you direction, spur ideas, and allow you to conquer new tasks that you may not have previously thought possible.

The Importance of Goals

Many people don’t have a list of goals for their studios. I have written before about the importance of goal setting previously. But many people don’t have goals because their studio’s “aren’t a business.” Let me tell you a little secret: it doesn’t matter if your studio is for hobby or profit, you need goals.

  • Goals allow you to grow in your chosen medium.
  • Without goals, you become stagnant & can easily become stuck with “creator’s block.”
  • Goals allow you to explore areas that you may not normally venture into.
  • Goals allow you to experience freedom, yep, you heard it, freedom.
  • Goals allow to see where you’ve been and where you’re going.

Identify Your Goals

Goals always seem hard, and to be honest, sometimes they are. But here’s the neat part, as soon as you make a list and put pen to paper the ideas begin to flow like magic!  I’m sharing a few of my goals from last year with you as well as some of my goals for this year:

KatersAcres 2013 Goals:

2014 Polymer Clay Studio Goals by KatersAcres

KatersAcres 2014 Goals:

  • Make one new cane a week.
    • Does anyone know if there’s a group or team out there doing this together?
    • One cane will be from Meg Newberg & The Polymer Clay Worshop’s awesome Cane Builder Magazine. Read the review here.
  • Grow my collection of polymer clay pens.
    • Made from all the new canes I’ll be making …
    • Trade with other artists.
  • Purchase one new artist tutorial a month.
  • Make & release another 52 StoryBook Scenes (an average of 1 a week).
    • Consider releasing my new character in 2014.
  • Write 1 new free tutorial a week.
  • Grow Parker’s Tutorial Club subscribers to 30 people.
  • Be mentioned by 5 polymer clay websites / blogs.

Your 2014 Polymer Clay Goals

Your Turn! Don’t be shy! Be sure to comment below.  What are some of your goals for claying this year? What are the most likely goals and most unlikely goals that you have?

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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6 Comments for this entry
Dolores Marple
January 4, 2014

I love goals. This year I hope to learn to paint better and take better pictures for selling my work. I would like to blog more often with my stories and make more tutorials. My biggest goal though, is to join a group that keeps me inspired, better informed, and gives me a place to share knowledge and learn. I believe that may be your group!

Isabelle vacher
January 3, 2014

Thanks for the idea of goals…I’ll do that this year.
It’s funny your 2 first goals were on my “to do” list for 2014 !! So now on my goal list.
Maybe we can trade pen together ??
I’m usually making fountain and ballpoint pen.
Another fun year to come!

January 5, 2014

I’d LOVE to trade a pen with you. I’ll send you an email Isabelle!

January 3, 2014

I could certainly do the cane a week project with you!

January 2, 2014

My goal is to just start playing/working in clay. Got the tools, got the clay now all I have to do is just start !!

January 2, 2014

A little bit every day will keep you from burn-out. Good luck & have fun!


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