Friday, December 31, 2010

Reflections on 2010

A Purple Cow's Paradise by collage artist Megan Coyle

This year has been quite a busy one. There were a lot of firsts for me which is pretty exciting. And to celebrate the upcoming year of 2011, here are 11 things that occurred this past year:

Orange Plains by collage artist Megan Coyle

1) First solo exhibit that was then followed by several other solo shows throughout the year.

2) First newspaper feature

3) First magazine feature

4) Organized my first exhibit reception where I was responsible for everything from PR to the food. It was quite a learning experience!

5) Gave first artist talk and then gave a couple more talks. I’m usually terrified of public speaking, but after giving a few talks this year, I’m more comfortable with it. I actually kinda like it.

6) Scheduled my first solo show in another state (“Paper Collage” at Krempp Gallery in Jasper, Indiana)

7) Related to #5 – scheduled the first workshop I’ll run next year. It coincides with my Krempp Gallery solo show.

Blue Dachshund by collage artist Megan Coyle

8) Started working on my first children's book - I'm still in the process of working on it. Hope to finish it sometime next year.

Downtown Cafe by collage artist Megan Coyle

9) Quit my job last year to work on artwork for a few months this year. Then found a new job doing design/web work – which has been a lot of fun.

10) Learned a lot about business and marketing for my artwork. As a result, I finally documented all my art and started designing marketing materials for myself.

11) Realized that art is something I really want to pursue.

All in all, it’s been quite a good year. I’m so grateful that I have so many supportive people in my life. And I’m incredibly excited about what the New Year may bring.

Poodle by collage artist Megan Coyle

What did you accomplish this year?


ELK said...

wow that is a busy year review ! I am happy to visit here and look forward to a very wonderful new year
of your artistry

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

aimee said...

happy new year, megan! best wishes for you and your beautiful art in 2011!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Well that was a great year ... hope this one is even better.

Melissa said...

Megan, my heart swells when I think of all the opportunities before you! I am so envious of you with all of your talent and determination! Have a marvelous and prosperous New Year!

Anonymous said...

So proud of you, dear daughter!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Megan, Wow! What a wonderful year you've had and congratulations! Fun looking at your creations to. You write a good blog; it's a joy to read. I look forward to more during 2011! Happy New Year! (Shelby's looking good!)

rachel awes said...

happy new year! what a great review of so much blooming & springing of your wonders! xox

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Happy New Year! You have lot's of good beans.

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy, happy new year, Megan! What an incredible year you had. Fantastic firsts and wonderful success. YAY!!! So that means at the end of next year, you will need to list TWELVE accomplishments for 2011. If anyone can do it, you can.

Ooh, I love the cow. And the poodle is too adorable!

cindy said...

such a great year full of firsts, which will likely be duplicated over and over again. happy new year!

cbmosaics said...

Hey Megan, congratulations on a great year!! (Maybe our books will be done at the same time :) ) May 2011 be even more wonderful!