So, in boiling things down to what I love doing, I ended up landing on what I'm pretty good at; sketching & drawing (I suppose "good" is relative...I plan to get better), observing & analyzing the human condition (why do we do what we do... and why do I care) and putting myself on the front-line of the things I really care about by speaking up and out (which sometimes gets me into a bit of hot water, but them's the breaks).
Now, I'm really not 100% sure what those things mean for me, but either way, I've decided to give them my attention and see what happens. Will these 3 things grow to be my "great strengths?" I suppose that could happen. I've decided to be open to whatever it means for me and my future.
But, back to my original point; December 29th. Why the heck is that so important? Well, I received 3 packages today (12/29/09), each containing items that in some way represent my 3 end of the year reflections.
- Male & Female Artist Manequins, fully articulated to help me get back on the slow crawl to becoming a better figure drawer, storyteller and cartoonist (these are the Art S. Buck models from Slideshow Collectibles. I've wanted these for a while).
- Memo Books, Pencils, Pens and a 2010 Calendar, each ultra-sturdy item superbly crafted by the fine folks at Field Notes (when I saw these I knew I'd have 'em. Now, to fill each and every page with delicious observations).
- New Business Cards that reflect my personal brand (thanks to GotPrint.com. If you haven't checked them out, then you really should).
I welcome the coming year and what it brings, and wish each of you all of the best.