Tag: Year in Art

This Year On My Patreon + Year In Art Wrap-Up 2021

It’s still hard to believe this year has almost ended!  It started out rough (COVID, moving, burnout, quitting conventions, etc), but has ended in an amazingly positive place (Kev’s good health + new job, etc.).

I didn’t produce a lot of art this year, but I was also making a lot of invisible moves in the background to overhaul my web presence, sites, and shops.  I used a lot of what I learned this year to make big steps towards building a more sustainable art biz for myself without having to rely on conventions, which is looking to be a permanent change for me as we prioritize Kev’s health and risk factors.

Our Year On Patreon

Your support here has done so much for me, especially during the rough times!  Not only that, but every word of encouragement here in the comments or over in my Discord server have really meant a lot.  Every word of encouragement really keeps an artist going!

Fans and Patrons have helped me do the following this year:

  • Pay for lifetime subs for my websites’ themes and gallery plugins so I can save money in the long run
  • Up my budget for ads, which drives sales and helps new folks discover my art
  • Stay stable and have more peace of mind while we’ve endured struggles and medical bills
  • Afford the Making Art Work class, which has been so helpful for improving my biz this year

My Major Milestones This Year

  • Built a new site for the Gemstone Goddesses 
  • Started laying the foundation for the Birthstone Goddesses Calendar & Art Book
  • Participated in my very first Tarot deck with Temperance 
  • Started learning how to use Clip Studio Paint, an amazing tool

What’s Next?

I’m excited for next year, where I hope to keep making steps forward to finish my biggest ambitions for the Birthstone Goddesses and to keep pushing my art skills.  I have a pretty big list from class of things I’d like to start rolling out for the Goddesses (ie. pendants, totes, gift sets, etc.).

But first, I’m going to relax for the holidays and enjoy a much-needed quiet end of the year.

Thanks so much, as ever, for being here and for all who have supported this Patreon or have just been encouraging fans.  I know I keep repeating this, but it’s little things like that which keep an artist going, especially when times get rough!

Thanks for your kind words and thoughts.  I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the year!

♥ Ang

My Art Goals for 2017 [VIDEO]

Rather than write a long blog post, I rambled about my art goals in a video instead.  Did I meet last year’s goals?  What are my goals for 2017?  Watch on to find out!

The Short Version:

2016’s Summary of Art

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Click for full version.

My Favorite Piece of 2016: Lady of November

2017’s Art Goals:

  1. Finish the Ladies. I have 5 masks and paintings to do. I can do this!
  2. Refine Patreon, make it a bigger part of my life.
  3. Try crowdfunding again. Coloring books are the first order of business!
  4. Return to conventions. Aiming for one convention per quarter, either live or mail in.
  5. Finish up my NaNoWriMo novel. Kalara was so much fun not to finish the story and share it!
  6. Monetize the Monster Girls with stickers, coloring pages, enamel pins, etc.
  7. Create video reviews for The Muse’s Library.
  8. Try to get outside of social media with my art.  Make local contacts.
  9. Study fundamental anatomy and color theory. Make a study schedule and stick to it!
  10. Be gentle with myself!  Don’t let disappointments crush my confidence.  Stop and enjoy life!