Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ready, Aim, .........

The new year is still over a month away, but I am making my resolution now. It's not the usual (although I need to make the usual as my pneumonia got me so far off track) but a jewelry business related resolution. (Actually I probably should call it.... updating my business plan!)

I was reading the blog of Babette Cox who sells personalized stamps for metal clay. Her site is I have one of her stamps and am planning on getting more. (I just have to remember to use them and my .999 stamps. Darn I keep forgetting!) Anyway, she had an interview with Don Fredlich who was the guest speaker at the 2008 PMC conference. (His work is wonderful!) He told her that some people say Ready, Aim, Fire and that she was going Ready, aim, aim, aim......... It was time for her to fire. I thought that was a good way to put it. I think I'm just aiming too and haven't fired yet.

So, it's time for me to FIRE! Hence my new year resolutions (or my new business plan, it is that time of year.)

I AM ........
going to write those letters to the school superintendants to see if they will approve my classes for Act 80 credit for their art teachers.

going to take a picture a day of my jewelry for 30 days and post it every day on my Etsy site (it has been sooooo neglected.)

going to apply for the Etsy Metal Clay group

going to enter competitions

going to try my hand at a magazine article

going to check out more galleries for my work

going to begin work on Phase I of the metal clay masters registry (with my friend Carol)

going to check out more teaching venues (which I have already started to do.)

and I am going to finally get started on my Transit jewelry series which is based on the fabulous architecture of the National Transit Building.

Okay, does this sound like enough resolutions? I do have a year to complete everything, right?

Also, here's another piece of jewelry from my "water series". (LOL)


Valerie A. Heck said...

I'm working on my business plan too! A good thing to do with your to do list is write down what you need to do and the first step towards getting that one thing checked off of your to do list! I wish you luck!

Alice Walkowski said...

Thanks Valerie. That's a good suggestion.