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:

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.

What did you accomplish this year?

12 Replies to “Reflections on 2010”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!)

  3. 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!

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