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Creative Wrap-Up: Year End To-Dos for Artists

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As the year gently winds down, it's that moment to dust off our to-do lists and finally address the tasks that have been staring at us all all year long. Here's a checklist of some of the things on my list - a guide to help navigate year-end to-dos.

  1. Portfolio Refresh: Update and organise your portfolio with new pieces and remove outdated ones.

  2. Self-Care: Prioritise self-care, ensuring your well-being and long-term sustainability. Whether it's going for a swim at the beach, chilling on the couch with Netflix or simply diving into something you love outside of your day to day just because it feels good.

  3. Dive into your Reading List: We all have that one book (or five) that's been sitting on the shelf (both physical or digital). Dust off the covers and dive in with a cup of tea.

  4. Studio Spring Cleaning: Declutter your studio. Pull out the things lurking in the back of your cupboards, donate what you don't need, and enjoy your newfound space.

  5. Organise Your Digital Life: How's your computer feeling? You know, that place where thousands of unread emails in your inbox play hide-and-seek, and your iCloud drive is giving you the "almost full" warning. Sort, organise, and declutter your digital space.

  6. Sort Out Backups: Ensure the safety of digital files on your computer by setting up a reliable digital backup system, like using cloud based solution BackBlaze* for unlimited storage, automatic backup, and easy data protection.

  7. Goal Reflection: Reflect on artistic and business goals, celebrating achievements, learning from challenges and being proud of how you have grown.

  8. Learning and Skill Development: Identify areas for artistic and business growth for the year ahead, considering courses or workshops.

  9. Annual Planning: Set aside dedicated time for goal setting, annual planning, and create a belief plan to shape your artistic and business objectives for the upcoming year. Why not check out my latest Skillshare class Turn Limiting Beliefs into Empowering Beliefs with ChatGPT and Adobe Express. It's the perfect time to help you set the tone for the year ahead.

Let's freshen up and step into the new year with new possibilities.

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