Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2009 Year In Review

I thought I'd do another pat on the back year in review this January, rather than a "to do" list of resolutions. So to start with here's what I sold in 2009 - thanks to my lovely purchasers for their support!

I have my art available for sale at two new (to me!) locations: The Upstart Crow in Delta, BC, and Studio Todorovic in Calgary, Alberta.

Here are all the prints that I completed in 2009:

1. Oyama, 2. Sitting, 3. Lounging,
4. Goofy, 5. Flow VII, 6. Flow VI,
7. Flow V, 8. Flow IV, 9. Flow III,
10. Flow II, 11. Flow I, 12. Exposed,
13. Soueee!, 14. Vantage Point, 15. "Queen Of..."

I also did a lot of field sketches and Murri sketches, as well as purchased and started to learn how to use my new graphics tablet & GIMP program.

I taught a wonderful printmaking workshop in Williams Lake:

I attended a windy and cold "summer" outdoor art show and got to demo printmaking while I was there:

I was also invited to participate in a wonderful artists' retreat in Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island, check out what fun we had (day 1, day 2 and days 3 & 4) and some of the art I created.

I carved and printed the largest relief print I've yet done, donated one of the edition to a great cause, and was accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists' 2009 Spilsbury Medal Show with another one of the edition.

I had many pieces accepted into various local exhibitions:

I participated in a couple of print exchanges:


I added heaps of links to my various Squidoo lenses on Printmaking, and spent a lot of time adding many fabulous interviews and "Who's Printsy" posts to our Printsy blog. If you're a printmaker on Etsy, check it out!

So, all in all, despite the fact that I didn't feel very productive this year, I actually accomplished more than I realized. And now on to more art in 2010 - wishing everyone a healthy, happy, creative & productive upcoming year; thanks for sharing my journey!


Robyn Sinclair said...

Congratulations, Amie, what a beautifully burnished year! I'd be excited to achieve a half or even a quarter of that.

Best wishes for a great 2010

Jeanette Jobson said...

Congratulations on a very successful and productive year.

Your prints are lovely and creative and always a delight to see.

Debra James Percival said...

Wow! Gorgeous printmaking and fantastic accomplishments in 2009 - Congratulations. Wishing you a very Happy 2010 Amie.

Elana Goren said...

Thanks for sharing all that you accomplished in 2009. It's a nice idea to look back at what you've done a post it all. Congratulations on a successful year with beautiful work.

Tracey said...

Wow congrats what a great year Amie! I like your idea, isn't it better to see what you have accomplished in a year than setting goals to lurk over you for a year ;)

Btw, I made several resolutions, all which fell short in under a week. Of course what fool makes the resolution to do less art, seriously....

Unknown said...

What a great year you had. I loved seeing it in pictures! Have a wonderful 2010!