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2017 Wishlist. What I Want To Get Accomplished

I should have done this for 2016 to see how many things I can cross off. So, I will start now. Here’s my list of things I’d like to accomplish—professionally—for 2017. This is casting a broad net across all of my skills in an attempt to widen my skills set and put in the 10,000 hours required for mastery. I am telling myself I want to take myself more seriously and become a better artist.

  • Published in a print magazine.
  • Published in online magazine.
  • Credit in film project.
  • Shoot and edit 3 music videos.
  • Create a few apparel designs and sell 50 pieces.
  • Attend Burning Man 2017.
  • Attend NAB 2017.
  • Attend EVO 2017.
  • Design and produce 1 3D tabletop miniature/sculpture.
  • Record, edit and distribute 5 podcast episodes.
  • Be invited to a fashion show.
  • Shoot a fashion designer’s seasonal Look Book.
  • Shoot a musician’s album cover.
  • Shoot photos for 1 entertainer’s/model’s print editorial.
  • Guest speak on 1 photography, video or design podcast.
  • Attend 5 gallery shows. (I GOTTA get to the Clutter Gallery)
  • Have work displayed in 1 gallery show.
  • Write at least 1 weekly blog post for the sites I maintain. (The Pervy Nerd, Brockstar Creative, PlamoJunkie)
  • Complete 36 photo shoots for fun. (4 cosplay, 8 goth, 6 steampunk, 6 glamour, 2 erotic, 5 tattoo/alt, 5 fitness)
  • Launch Patreon page.
  • Sit on a beach somewhere to bring in 2018 with a small group of close friends and family.

I have been telling myself for years that I want to become a much better artist. I feel like I have stifled myself the last few years by doing what I am either good at or comfortable with. Time to break that and be uncomfortable as shit! 2017 is going to be a year of pain and growth. I can just feel it.

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