These are the simple goals...the ones that I've been wanting to achieve for years but have allowed other things to muscle in. If I achieve these I'll be a happy man.
- Prepare two paintings for the RA Sumer Exhibition selection panel.
- Create a round of 6+ galleries for distribution of paintings.
- Build a storage area in France.
- Board the loft.
- Personalise both homes with paintings, mirrors, photographs, rugs, ornaments etc!
Every year we get together with a group of friends who each decide on five goals for the year. The winner receives a trophy(of sorts). It's really just an excuse to get together and have a good laugh. And laugh we do...especially as goal after goal is shown to be unrealistic.
No.2 1/3rd achieved
No.3 Not started yet but the funds have been allocated as well as the time to build it.
No.4 1/3rd achieved
No.5 Have made a start with gathering stuff together.
So, all in all a reasonable effort up to now. I've lots more things I hope to achieve but these are the ones I don't want to wait another year for.
Three of the nicest things I achieved one Anniversary was to blow bubbles in bed at midnight, waltz on a deserted beach and build a sandcastle for Bev.
The deserted beach in Ireland...
The start of the sandcastle...it was good fun.
The camera batteries were being re-charged during the bubble blowing.
I'm reminded of a quote I heard last Sunday..."It's in the doing, not in the thinking that we achieve things".
The list of things I'm not doing keeps me humble.