Friday, December 30, 2011

Reflections on 2011

I Heart Art by Megan Coyle
2011 has been a wonderful year, filled with lots of firsts. I'm so grateful that I get to do what I love every day. So, to celebrate the upcoming year, here are 12 things that occurred this past year:

Duck and Fish by Megan Coyle
1) Finished illustrating and writing my first children's book, Duck & Fish

2) Had my first radio interview

Fields by Megan Coyle
3) Was published for the first time in a national craft magazine - Somerset Studio

4) Had one of my collages published in a major newspaper for the first time - the Washington Post.

5) First time having my artwork appear on a celebrity's website - Conan O'Brien

6) My artwork was accepted to be published in a book on Flower Art - which will be my first art book publication.

7) Created an education section for my website. Every year, students and teachers contact me to get more information about my artwork and process, so I figured I'd make things easier for them by creating an education section. I made sure to include process pictures, online lesson plans, and even matching games and puzzles for younger kids.

Meet the Bostons by Megan Coyle

8) First time having my artwork make an appearance on TV - even though it was only shown briefly, and on a local news station in North Carolina, it still counts :)

9) Donated a work of art for the first time to a nonprofit called The Cure Starts Now.

10) Created my first series of text collages called "Art for Everyone."

11) Ran my first day-long collage workshop

Green Coffee Cup by Megan Coyle
12) Lots of traveling for exhibits - solo show in Jasper, IN; group exhibit in Richmond, Kentucky; group exhibit in Lexington, NC

Overall, I'm grateful I had so many opportunities this year. I'm excited to see what 2012 will bring. And I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!


ELK said...

what a fabulous year ! you deserve such success ...and more!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a fantastic year you have had ... something to take great pride in. All the best for a wonderful and ever more exciting 2012 (if that is possible). Happy New Year.

Clytie said...

Wow, what a wonderful year! I'm not at all surprised, though. You have a wonderful and amazing talent, and deserve this so much!!!

I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for you!!!

cbmosaics said...

Congratulations on a fabulously productive and successful year! May you have more of the same for 2012! :)

Cindy said...

you had a great year and likely the best is yet to come. and don't forget, there's no heart without art :). happy new year, megan!

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