Friday, February 7, 2014

SheilaLynnK Art Studio Vision & Values 2014

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Yesterday I was GIVEN a wonderful opportunity. I received a free seat in the E-Course currently being offered by Jennifer Lee at the Right Brain Business Plan. During 2013 I completed many of the business goals I had set in 2010. In the last month or so I have been working to determine my path forward. This could not be a more timely opportunity. I am truly looking forward to connecting to new resources and ideas. 
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The first week of the e-course is about identifying a vision for your business and determining what values are important to the foundation of these goals. Instead of doing a traditional business plan, creative minded entrepreneurs are invited to develop a more visual expression of these business goals.  
The past two years have taught me that I do need to re-define my business goals now that I have a better idea of what works and what doesn't. 

Surprisingly, I have discovered that it is important to me that my studio becomes a comfortable place for people to visit. Although, it is not realistic to just have people coming in and out 24 hours a day, I think it is feasible to make the effort to invite them into a cozy and comfortable atmosphere when they are here for appointments. 

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I do not want to live a marginal existence. When I retreat from society I want it to be by choice not compulsion. So, my challenge is to reach out and to let people know that in spite of everything, it really is okay to be here. I want the studio to be a supportive, informative, reliable resource for other artists...a place that encourages professional & personal adaptability and promotes creative unity in our community. 
Previously an Educator, Youth Advocate, and active community member; it is still important to me to maintain a manageable level of civic engagement and Community Action Goals

NEW this year: 

 March 22nd, I will be hosting my first Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day [March 29th] party to learn more about what the artists in our community need and to unite and get to know the other women artists here. I will also be participating in the first year of the  Wellsville Community Gardens project. Hopefully, this will include ART & gardening. 

I am learning and working on several New-To-Me grant opportunities in hopes that at least one of them will help fund studio interests this year. When I am feeling a little more savvy about these resources, I will, as always, post & share the information I have discovered. 

Undoubtedly, there will also be NEW art in the studio that I hope to share on My Youtube channel.... after I have completed the two week Video Challenge with Holly Sugrue in March. I will be talking more about the story behind the work. I am hoping to do this in a welcoming and comfortable way without   Sounding Like a Self-Absorbed Artist

I think I hear the crackling sound of ripping Velcro as I peel myself out of the stagnation rut I had fallen into...

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