November Goals

feathers and leaves in the wind sketch

Here’s how I did on my October Goals:

1. Fall mailer. ERgh.  I worked on one for weeks, before deciding it just wasn’t right.  So I’ve decided to just make a holiday/winter one and send it out late November.
2. Make list of items to bring to the book workshop.
3.
Three new kid illustrations for site.
4. Update site– add in new work, do new homepage. Adding in the new work today!
5. Make list of children’s publishers to contact.
6. Get a wholesale account for Magnetic Kids.
Still working on it.
7. Work on organizing my office/studio.

And now for November!

1. Finish and mail out holiday mailer.

2.  Get everything ready for the workshop.  This is a big one, and it all has to happen this week.  Yikes.

3. Set up a time to organize and clean up my studio every day.  I think if I do this on a daily basis the clutter will be more manageable.  Seems like a good habit to get into.

4. Continue looking for a wholesale account for Magnetic Kids.

5. Contact publishers with new work.

6.  After the workshop, make a plan of action based on what I learned there.  Hopefully I’ll make some good connections!

7. Sign up for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference in New York.

8.  Participate in illustration online communities more.  I realized the other day that the great majority of the blogs I read have to do with cooking, fashion, or crafting.  They are super pretty and fun to look at, but I’m not taking advantage of the whole illustration community out there.

9. Organize and make special holiday gifts for clients.

10. Make a list of things to do during our week in Vermont!

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8 Responses to “November Goals”

  1. brooklynechaos Says:

    Good luck with your goals. About the middle of last month I figured out #8. It was refreshing to read blogs with purpose – to learn. I am a professional Photoshopper [graphic artist], but am new at illustration. I have to say I’m taking to it pretty well. I blame it on the massive amounts of tutorials and help out there on the web. I know Illustrator is not a new user compatible program – default settings alone assure that. So, I welcome any insights I can find. 😀

    Good luck with magnetic kids!

  2. Deb Says:

    wow, great list for November, certainly a busy month!! you did great for october 🙂 good luck w/ the workshop &have a wonderful month!

  3. Cyn Says:

    That is a fantastic and full list. Good luck with everything this month! And congratulations on the cover of Time Out NY! What a great accomplishment.

  4. Melanie Says:

    What a pretty falling feathers and leaves illustration! Lovely! And it sounds like you’ve got all of your ducks in a row for November. Good luck!

  5. gaia Says:

    Thanks you guys!

  6. Jessica Says:

    Wow–you had a great October! Looks like you’re gearing up for a very full November as well–best of luck! And super congrats on the magazine cover and interior illo. How fun is that?!

  7. Liz Says:

    Great october for you, and wow your november is busy! Hope the workshop is a total and amazing success for you and that all your other goals fall nicely into place, have a great month Gaia

  8. Laura Says:

    Congratulations on all your acheivements for October and good luck with November! Keeping your office tidied every day is a great idea, that way each morning you can start afresh!
    Laura

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