Reflective times ahead

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Like so many of you at this time of year I am doing a lot of looking back as well as planning for the new year.. being reflective is one of the best things to do in the strange time between Christmas and the New Year – what everyone seems to be calling Twixmas.

So as part of this Reflection is taking time to read Dream Plan Do from the Design Trust which is a year book for creative businesses that helps turns dreams into action.  I’ve started by doing a webinair with the author Patricia van der Akker which looked helped creative a snapshot of my business as it is now and how I want to change and develop in the coming year, now I’ve filled in the first few pages setting some goals and aims for each of the chapters.  I’ve joined an Accountability Group for this too to help keep me focused.  I’m ready for this.

So far I’ve changed my business name to reflect my new vision and will be working on the branding as one of my goals, I’ve also been thinking and planning projects for 2019 and the biggie is my 100 Step sketching journey around the coast of Cornwall starting in Saltash on New Years Day.  I’ll be sketching buildings, views, details as well as taking photos and gathering interesting information as I travel around Cornwall.  This project is going to take most of the year, and will be a way of creating products and projects as I go along.  In addition I shall be looking at turning my Lostwithiel sketches into a book (that’s going to take some planning and probably some crowd funding too.)

Well as part of this reflecting and planning I came across a blog by one of my creative friends Jacqueline Wild who chooses a word for the coming year and uses this to focus her work throughout the year – last year was Magic.  This got me thinking and I started to ponder on what my word for 2019 would/should be and it’s Wonder.  I love this word and it is perfect to keep me focused to keep looking and being surprised by people, places and the things I see around me. Jacqueline’s blog

So what’s your word for 2019 going to be?

As well as business goals I’m looking at everything, a holistic view, so part of my goals is to loose weight and become more mobile… the Fibromyalgia has been winning these last few months and I am determined not to be in this position next year.

Even with all the things happening out in the world, scary and worrying things, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to focus on my world for now, though that doesn’t stop me from popping up and commenting on the horrors of our current world situation now and again.

Sally xx

PS – here’s the list of my steps for my sketching journey round Cornwall.
Sketching Around the Cornwall Coast 2019

  1. Saltash
  2. Cremyll
  3. Kingsand and Cawsand
  4. Freathy
  5. Seaton
  6. Crafthole
  7. East Looe
  8. West Looe
  9. Talland Bay
  10. Polperro
  11. Lansallas
  12. Polruan
  13. Bodinnick
  14. Fowey
  15. Polkerris
  16. Polmear and Par
  17. Carlyon
  18. Charlestown
  19. Porthpean
  20. Pentewan
  21. Mevagissey
  22. Portmellon
  23. Gorran Haven
  24. Caehays Beach
  25. Port Holland
  26. Portloe
  27. Portscatho
  28. St. Antony Head
  29. St. Just in Roseland
  30. St. Mawes
  31. King Harrys Ferry
  32. Trelissick
  33. Loe Beach Feock
  34. Flushing
  35. Penryn
  36. Falmouth
  37. Durgan
  38. Helford Passage
  39. Port Navas
  40. Helford
  41. Porthallow
  42. Porthoustock
  43. Coverack
  44. Cagwith Cove
  45. Lizard
  46. Kynance Cove
  47. Mullion Cove
  48. Poldhu Cove
  49. Church Cove
  50. Porthleven
  51. Praa Sands
  52. Perranuthrue
  53. Marazion
  54. St. Michaels Mount
  55. Penzance
  56. Newlyn
  57. Mousehole
  58. Lamorna Cove
  59. Penberth Cove
  60. Porthcurno
  61. Lands End
  62. Sennen Cove
  63. Porth Nanven
  64. Cape Cornwall
  65. Botallack
  66. Geevor Tin Mine
  67. Morvah
  68. Zennor
  69. St. Ives
  70. Carbis Bay
  71. Hayle
  72. Gwithian
  73. Portreath
  74. Chapel Porth Beach
  75. St. Agnes
  76. Crosscombe
  77. Perranporth
  78. Crantock
  79. Newquay
  80. Watergate Bay
  81. Mawgan Porth
  82. Bedruthan Steps
  83. Treyarron
  84. Trevone
  85. Padstow
  86. Polzeath
  87. Pentire Glaze
  88. Port Quin
  89. Port Isaac
  90. Trebarwith Strand
  91. St. Materianas Church
  92. Tintagel
  93. Trevalga
  94. Boscastle
  95. Crackington Haven
  96. Millook Haven
  97. Widemouth Bay
  98. Bude
  99. Coombe
  100. Morwenstow

2 Responses

  1. Emma

    I love this! I love taking the time to reflect and set new goals. Your sketching idea sounds really fun and Iā€™m looking forward to seeing your results šŸ™‚

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