2014 Highlights

by Lydia Makepeace

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. - Hal Borland

It’s been a productive year! After counting up all of my paintings in 2014 the grand total comes to 106! Here are some other exciting highlights from my Etsy shop this year:

- first time for 2 separate orders in one day
- 2 Etsy front page features
- first Etsy commissioned painting
- providing killer customer service when afore mentioned commission was lost in the mail 
- recreated commissioned painting (even better than the first version!)
- reached 100 items in my shop
- tripled last year’s sales
- first international sale 

This year I finally started to believe in myself as a businesswoman and am excited to take my commitment to the next level. 

2015 Goals

- creating a separate bank account for business income and expenses
- bookkeeping/accounting
- entering my artwork into juried shows
- creating even more paintings than last year
- exploring new mediums
- reaching 200 items in my shop
- doubling last year’s sales
- adhering to a studio schedule

I’d also like to eat more vegetables, exercise more consistently (resist the comfy couch!) and seek out new adventures.

What are your 2015 goals? Comment below!