2014 Polymer Clay Studio Goals
Posted on January 2, 2014 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks, In My Studio by Katie Oskin
2014 Polymer Clay Goals
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:
- DONE – Become comfortable making canes.
- I am no longer afraid of caning!
- DONE – Make & released 52 StoryBook Scenes (an average of 1 a week).
- Released 57 new StoryBook Scenes last year (2013) alone.
- DONE – Write 1 new free tutorial a month (in addition to the Friesen Project).
- Wrote on average 3 free tutorials a month in addition to the weekly Friesen Project.
- DONE – Be mentioned by 3 other known clay blogs / websites (here’s just the highlights).
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,