Farewell 2018!

A few days ago I read that one of the best ways to say goodbye to a year is to take stock of the achievements and what has been left pending, so that they become new goals for the next 365 days.

Professionally, I am very satisfied with the following:

  • I have set up this website and I have managed to read a lot here and there, following many blogs and great people who freely share their knowledge about web configuration, e-commerce, legality and data protection. Practically all my summer was dedicated to this part!
  • I have completed several online courses: one of marketing and five of art (natural botanical illustration, by the University of Newcastle, watercolor, pattern design, portrait and Chinese ink, on the Domestika platform).
  • I have been very productive: I completed my series of Empowering Women and Nature and I have started some new projects: Totems, Botanical, Portraits and Jungles.
  • I have made three exhibitions.
  • I have sold prints of my works!
  • I have had very special commissions: designing a family tree, a family portrait in graphite, an invitation for a wedding and a cover for a wonderful book that I hope it will be published very soon.
  • I have met new people and artists in social networks whose work I greatly admire.
  • Almost 1000 people on Instagram and Facebook follow my work. I feel very grateful for all these people who are interested in my work and leave me wonderful comments that encourage me to move forward. THANKS FRIENDS!
  • And finally, I have started calling myself Artist and Illustrator, without feeling strange about it. 🙂

For 2019, I set the following professional goals:

  • Work hard, improving my skills more and more
  • Receive more personal commissions!
  • Grow socially, let more people know what I do
  • Continue training in a self-taught way
  • Make more exhibitions, arriving in Madrid capital and attend other exhibitions of fellow artists.
  • And sell more prints and originals of my works!

And to you, what has 2018 brought to you? and what do you expect from 2019?

Published by Beatriz Pascual

Surface pattern designer & Illustrator. Creative, dreamer and in continuous learning. Degree in Advertising & PR (UCM)

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