Yesterday Devona shared her resolutions for this new year, so I thought I’d share mine as well.
First, I’d like to learn to better use color in my artwork, home, and wardrobe. I found some good books & am looking for more (any suggestions??). So far, I like the Pantone book Color: Messages & Meanings and Color Harmony. And I’m keeping a binder of color inspirations I find in magazines, flyers, photos, and online sources.
Second, I want to learn more of the metalsmithing side of jewelry making. I joined the Ohio Jewelry & Metal Arts Guild, and I plan on taking some classes at Edy Beady’s Bead Shoppe in Canton. I’ve been talking about metalsmithing for years, but I finally bought some metal, a hammer, and have ordered other supplies. Plus I have some broken jewelry that needs soldering, so I’m determined to learn and be able to fix them myself.
Other than that, I want to continue teaching craft classes, networking with local artists, and finding more ways to be creatively resourceful with what I have. Perhaps I don’t sound too ambitious, but I also have a baby girl on the way in April! So I’ll save my bigger resolutions for 2011.