The new year is soon upon us, therefore I'd like to sum up my past year by looking back on the hopes I had a year ago, reflect over what I have accomplished and make up new goals for the next year.
I'm always a big dreamer and the goals and dreams I had for this year was no exception. I had the feeling of that something big was going to happen in 2015, something that would change my life significantly. That I would somehow get closer to my greatest dreams and a happy life. When looking back at the past year now, I can't really see any of that unfortunately.
Instead I started the year by going into a great depression, a lot of stress and anxiety. I could even feel it physically, so I sought for
professional help. After some time they where able to cure the physical illness. But not until now, I got an appointment to the psychologist. What can I say, I'm not very hopeful about that anymore...
To sum up my personal life it wasn't what I was hoping for.
Still I've been very productive with my art, even though I haven't felt like I've been that. Maybe because I mostly made smaller artworks that I can finish faster, and a lot thanks to Femme Thou Art Collective
, that has kept me inspired to create new stuff. And also helped me sell my artworks, which has been so much fun! Seeing my dear artworks getting new loving homes, that just warms my heart!
Other great moments that I will remember is the many exhibitions I've had the pleasure to show in, the greatest for me was the 'Beauties of the night' exhibition at Alexi Era Gallery. I will also remember the beautiful feature I got at the art blog Bleaq.com
. And that I got my third DD on my dearest 'Beaktande en ros', that was so unexpected! I also got it sold, which I also didn't think was going to happen! I'm really thankful for that!
In the end of the year I was also able to finally finish a work that almost took me the whole year, something I had been thinking of making for such a long time and told myself that if I make this right it will be the best one yet... no pressure there... but I made it! 'Where the most beautiful dies'
is the best work for me.
So to sum up my art life, it was pretty good, I may not have met with all my goals that I had set up, but that's how it is. Dream to the moon and even if you miss you will be among the stars, that's my motto. To see my goals for the next year, see below.
Finally, I just want to thank all of you
who have been there for me during this year. When you have commented, faved or just started watching me, you know that makes my heart fuzzy. And more motivated to create new art to show you!
All my love to you!These were my goals for 2015:
Have a solo exhibition with my Poison series. (Nope, didn't even try...)
Sell at least one original artwork. (Yes! and lots of it thanks to Femme Thou Art Collective
Finish and launch the shop on my website. (Changed my mind about that, but maybe I'll find it useful in the future)
Participate and sell my work at a fair. (Well, maybe not my own art, but I did participate as my so called real job, and sold our newly made book at Comic Con/GameX)
Get published in art magazine.
Create more art!
Always follow the heart! (I should listen to my heart more often, and not worry so much)
And some things I didn't list, but that happened:
Participated in two exhibitions in Stockholm and one abroad at Alexi Era Gallery.
Got a Daily Deviation on 'Beaktande en ros'
Started using Instagram, and loving it! You find me under @TheArtOfSandraHultsved.My goals for 2016:
Have my art shown at a gallery.
...in a gallery abroad.
Have my art featured in an art magazine/blog.
Practice oil and acrylic painting.
Have some representing art done in oils or acrylic.
Make lots of new art!!
Sell more original artworks and prints.
Move out into the forest.
Eat more vegan = no dairy products or egg.
Move towards my dreams everyday.
Last but not least, I'd like to show you some of my favorite artworks of the year, no particular order. I hope you have seen them:
I just realized I can't possible fit in all my favorite artworks here, so go by my favorites gallery for more