She’s starting her own Artist Breakthrough Program

From Jennifer D. Anderson:

I wanted to let you know that your last newsletter and the idea of the Artist Breakthrough Program has been on my mind since reading it. The idea of a sort of bootcamp or dedicated incubator period just seemed to resonate with me very strongly.

So tonight I have decided to use the month of February (its a great month and my birthday is at the end so its equally inspiring ) to jump in and get out and about in the LA art world. In the next few days I will finalize my plans and research to have everything in place to complete my list of 28 things to do in the 28 days of February:

1. Go to 28 galleries
2. Comment on 28 blogs
3. Email 28 LA artists
4. Make a total of 28 blog posts (on my own blog) or posts of my art or a link to my website on art related sites
5. Send out 28 packets to galleries/alternative spaces, etc.
6. And lastly – keep a daily journal to write 28 positive things about me and my art/art practice as well as a brief daily entry about my goals.

Realistically I know I am expecting a lot from myself, but I am feeling such a great surge of confidence from the thought of using this month to focus on me and my goals. Its such a great idea – and I just wanted to share since I am "borrowing" it from you and your coach! If the "class" generates this much energy for other people then I know it will be a great success.

Jennifer, this is great! I’m so happy you’re inspired–I can feel your enthusiasm in your words. However, I’m afraid I have to burst your bubble. This February is a Leap Year. Are you up for 29 days?

Does anyone else want to match Jennifer’s goals?

Image (c) Jennifer D. Anderson, Obscure Annex

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8 comments to She’s starting her own Artist Breakthrough Program

  • That’s not a lot to start a project. So, you can do it! Awesome step you have made and hope you will success! Alex Liu How To Become A Millionaire

  • I love this idea and as I have been listening to all the wonderful speakers at the smARTist telesummit it has given me much food for thought and I am inspired by Jennifer’s commitment and enthusiasm. It’s something I definitely want to explore and works towards. So I may join you once I determine my goals!

  • Jul

    I was just thinking today that I should put together some kind of program for myself to jump-start my art community outreach in my new home city of Munich. These are some great ideas!

  • Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii, Wow! What an inspiration! I want to join the club. A plan, yay! This is like going on a diet with the menu provided. I love it! Kathy

  • This is going to be my very first blogging, meaning to respond to a blog. I have made new goals for 2008 and creating a blog is one of those goals. I did not work on my art for 3 months, took care of personal stuff and found a new way of doing things for myself and my art. My big goal is to reorganize my environment. That means for just the month of Feb. I will look at new ways of building wealth not only in art but in other areas of my life, my career and my relationships. Making a big change in the way I do things: 1. Find an environment that supports you to be successful. 2. Clear out and get rid of old stuff and make room for new stuff. 3. Make new friends/clients that will generate new ideas and new path for your success. Thank you for all your blogs.

  • cate

    reportedly, even god rested on one day in the week. so resting on the one day of the quadriennially extended shortest month might not be such a bad thing… or, perhaps, plan to use the day to reflect on the previous 28 — and see that it is good…?

  • Hi Alyson, Thank you for inspiration and the guidance. I am joining the February challenge with a small challenge to myself – do a blog post everyday in February… so far so good, 6 posts already, I even linked to you yesterday…

  • Jul: I love that your goal involves community! Please report back. Asha: Glad to have you here and in the blogosphere. I think those are excellent places to begin and I know they’ll work well for you. Cate: Brilliant! “And on the 29th day, she rested.” I can hear a booming voice behind that. Natalya: Terrific. That will help build momentum.