Let's put this one to bed.2013 was a huge year. I continued my MBA studies, our craft fair business, and working at ReconRobotics. There were opportunities to take another crack at things I love, like public speaking. It was also a year for trying new things, like getting my art into a gallery show and judging a cooking competition. I hurt my back real bad. And of course the days are just packed with little adventures like mushroom hunting, catching bugs, and spotting wild animals in our yard.
Here are the highlights:
- Buying, trading, and selling art at Craftstravaganza
- Riding ponies for Natalie's 5th birthday party
- Eating fancy food for free at the Uptown Art Fair
- My Dragonball Jay-Z comic was on the walls at Altered Esthetics
- Presenting like a boss at my Ignite talk about Passion Projects
- Food trucks and a media blitz in our new venue for Craft'za
- Talking about the craft biz at Light Grey Art Lab
Random notes and trends: 2013 was my least-bloggingest year so far at Dad by Dawn. I only posted 50 times, down from a career high of 121 in 2011. But I also started a Tumblr (technically two, but only one is still active) so if you include that activity then I'm still sharing a lot online.
I made a goal to pursue opportunities that came my way, especially artistically. I was already tracking on events and open calls for art via Twitter, so I had plenty to choose from. This paid off in free food, an Ignite speaking gig, and my first acceptance in a juried exhibition.
Mostly in 2014 I want to keep making connections and exploring new possibilities. Who knows what exciting opportunities the new year will bring?