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« on: December 31, 2011, 03:26:05 AM »

Here we go again - wishing all of you a happy, prosperous, glassy New Year.......what are your plans, your resolutions, if you make them? Share them here, and half way through the year, we can check up on how they're going!

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 03:46:11 AM »

I'd like to finish the Glassworks France new website I've been working on for two years, successfully finish my fourth year at school, be able to go to the Flame Off and see both of my businesses grow. Smiley

All that as well as my family and surroundings being healthy and happy of course.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 05:17:05 AM »

well glassy ones include getting the etsy shop up and running and selling more in general so more fairs etc

non glassy ones give up smoking?,start the driving lessons again?...and its the big 5 0 this year so maybe its about time i got my act together  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 05:35:33 AM »

Glass wise, use presses properly I have 3 now and I'm not entirely comfortable with them. Also get something more exicting out of silvered glass now I have a BG Torch. Make more focals.

On the non glassy front though I suppose it all interlinks, get more energy from somewhere, sort our health problems, keep head above water.

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 05:47:55 AM »

I always start out with the best of intentions and fall by the wayside by the end of January, but here goes!  In no particular order:

master silver glass!
Revamp my website
Sort new banners and avis for my shops and website
Book and do more fairs, mainly in the summer (booking those will be a challenge with jewellery)

and - if my public sector job ends this year .... be far more productive in my business!

Oh, and because getting a new (to me) car that isn't a 'Friday afternoon job' is challenging to me so I ignore the obvious each year - change car before it breaks down for good, on the M5, at 5pm!

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 05:58:05 AM »

Glassy resolution - work on sculptural beads - including ones with faces - bought a tut from Cynthia Tilker I can't wait to try.
 
Non-glassy - try to get a better work/life balance - started my current job in May and my feet haven't really touched the ground since - I enjoy what I'm doing but have got to learn to let go occassionally and just relax (fat chance!!!)

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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 06:09:13 AM »

I'm very proud of myself as this closing year saw me achieve everything hobbywise that I set out to do in the year.
Being a seed beader with a small experience with wirework, I wanted to start silversmithing and ultimately to make the beautiful lampwork beads that I had seen.
Well I took silversmithing lessons from January until September (I knew that after the summer hols the small op on my toe would prevent me attending most of the term up to Christmas) and after Flame Off last April I started lampworking.
The great thing is that there is still lots to do to improve my performance on both counts, so 2012 will be Improving My Achievement Year.
I have already made forays into classes for both, so I'm really looking forward to 2012 and classes

Linda x
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 06:22:18 AM »

glass resolutions, get a kiln, learn to fuse, sell more on etsy  Grin

Personal resolutions, join the gym and lose some more weight, save money, possibly take my driving test (and hopefully pass this time!) the last 2 depend on my job being made permanent though  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 06:27:21 AM »

Glassy: Make more intricate seascapes, make uniform BHBs
Metal:   Improve bead caps and coring (fast)
Outlets:  Increase galleries holding my work
Making:  Make a few more collections

Non-Glassy....ummmm get more active and lose the stone I have put on in the last few months!

Ongoing:  Continue to be happy (hopefully the terrible stuff is over)  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011, 07:07:22 AM »



Glassy stuff - regular time at the torch; acquire/improve sculptural beads skills; sort out my glass collection and label it all.

Other stuff - do more metal smithing projects - make more jewellery.

Oh!.......try and lose a stone Wink
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2011, 07:49:23 AM »

Glass stuff - really get to grips with dots and stringer work. Try to take a couple of classes. Try not to sulk that I can't go to flame off as it's the same weekend as OHs birthdays.  And try not to pick up the hot end of a glass rod again.

Workwise - keep growing my business. 2012 should be a good year for us as we have a stake in a shop which is moving to bigger premises in January, so we'll have a permanent bricks and mortar showroom for lots of yarn.

Personal life - try to acquire one rather than deciding that I'll just pop back into the workshop and put in another couple of hours of yarn dyeing.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2011, 08:46:10 AM »

Last years  glassy was getting set up with bgirls torch so  I have that now so this years resolution is to make the most of it.
Revisit my red hot Sal dvds and follow some tutorials and work at some new  glass techniques like making cane as well as refining some that I am already not too bad at.
Use some shorts every torch session!  Roll Eyes
Have a bash with silver glass, haven't gave it much thought or use.
Come by a Bev curved cone bead roller and some mashers or large crunch press.

On the home front..
Keep plugging away at finances to get them in order, so far better than last year and everything just about manageable.
Not be stressed by other peoples needs and outside stuff (bills etc) and try to keep it together better so health doesn't suffer. Summed up with
easy does it
keep it simple
how important is it
feck em feck em all....that's if the other 3 fail!
Always bearing in mind my favourite quote and one I seem to have to go back to frequently.....  Roll Eyes
the best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley, and leave us nought but grief and pain for promised joys!!!!  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2011, 11:53:24 AM »

I think the - feck 'em all motto is one I will defo adopt for 2012 Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2011, 12:10:44 PM »

I'll second that one!  Grin Grin

I'd like to experiment, play, learn and learn some more  Smiley If I can produce something along the way that makes someone smile, that'd be a big bonus.
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2011, 12:14:32 PM »

Just realised I didn't post mine........well, bearing in mind that I now signed a contract saying that I'll create four Follies for Follies each year for the next three years......I hope I'll manage to do four for 2012  Grin
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