I always make New Year’s Resolutions.  Yup.  Every year. I never keep them and it never really bothers me.  This year I’m trying to keep them manageable by making a resolution for something I want to do anyway. So here they are:


  1. I’d like to learn more about using watercolors. I love how they look when I add them to my prints, and I’d like to do more pen sketches with added watercolor.  I was also pretty impressed how they work with encaustics as the wax acts as a resist (remember doing this with crayons when you were little – or last year in my case). This book has 30 projects in it; I am going to work my way through them and see what happens.
  2. My name is Dawn and I’m an addict.  A craft book addict.  I’m going to buy fewer craft books this year.  I’m actually going to try to buy just one a month.  I’ve already got this one pre-ordered, so I guess that’s January.  Of course, I’m saying this and thinking to myself, do Japanese craft books count?  Is it one book per craft?  Oh yeah, I can see this going downhill quickly.
  3. I am going to reopen my little etsy shop and try to keep it current and interesting.  I’ll let you know when that happens, but let my just say one word… robots.
  4. I am going to learn how to add lights, motion and possibly sound, to my plush art.  No kidding.  I’m a bit obsessed about this right now.
  5. In order to accomplish the above resolutions I am going to succumb to my husband’s no-longer-gentle suggestion and hire a cleaning service to come in once a month.  Have I mentioned I don’t do housework?

So what do you think?  Do-able? 

Comments 2

  1. raesha January 6, 2011

    Totally doable! I need to go on a craft book diet too…I have so many that I haven’t looked at in forever that I’m going to spend the year just re-looking at the ones I already have for inspiration:)

  2. flicka January 6, 2011

    Awesome, Dawn!! Let me know if you need cleaning reco’s… and after once month, I think you should consider every 2 weeks.

    You’ve reminded me to create resolutions… is it too late so I’m off the hook?

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