7.31.2009

Modish Monthly Meetup - August Goals


Flippin' what? It's August tomorrow?! As predicted in last months' goal post, July was a whirlwind. I think something about having SO MUCH to do makes me manage my time better and I actually cranked a few things out this month. Basically everything but number three (below) got checked off. You'd think I'd take the wedding suite off the list by now since it's been sitting on there un-checked for months now. But I'm afraid if it's off this list, then it's off the brain, and I can't have that.



My descision about holiday season advertising is...I'm hopeing to be a part of the Mesa Arts Center Holiday Art & Music Festival. I'm really feeling the need to connect with people face to face and this will be a great chance to do that. I've already got a friend from my Etsy Street Team that's wanting to share a booth with me. My only fear is that they won't approve me because I'm not "artsy" enough. If it doesn't work out I will turn my attention and resources online, but I thought I'd like to give this a shot.

So, things that need to happen for August (besides not dying in the heat), I'm really narrowing my focus in on Holiday Season 2009. I need to seriously get some Holiday card designs under my belt. And if I DO get accepted to the art fair I'll need to start printing some inventory. The other big priority is getting the new blog live, since it's FINALLY finished and I need to redesign my biz cards to be cohesive with the new look.

Oh, and the other thing to do in August? Buy Imogen Heap's new album releasing on the 25th! (I know I mention her in like EVERY post, but she's my music hero and I'm SOO excited for the new tunes!)

Good luck to all the other Modish Monthly Meet-up pals out there. Keep calm and carry on!

15 comments:

Laura. said...

i love your little drawings/images of your goals! when i clicked over from your link on my blog to yours, i was soooooo impressed with your website! it looks great, even though it's under construction. i hope august is good for you, and i hope the heat doesn't win!

Sam said...

I like how your goals are pretty and colored. I think that helps. :) Good luck with everything, especially meeting people face-to-face! That's a step I haven't gotten to yet.. it's a bit scary!

CrowNology said...

"Artsy" Fartsy! Forget about it! Your work will speak volumes. You are great at what you do, people will respect that. "Ar-tee-sts" can be intimidating but most are afraid of rejection too...and some are just jerks!!
I hope you feel very connected with the other people at the Art & Music Festival and that it gives you another venue to promote your fabulous work.
Good luck with your goals!
Andrea

Cyn said...

Oh, the Holidays! This is my first holiday season working on my cards full-time, so I'm with you on it being a focus. Hope it goes well for both of us, Melanie!

SillyLittleLady said...

Good luck with your August goals! I want to get a headstart on the holidays too but somehow that never seems to happen, they just come up to fast! I'm sure you'll get accepted into that show, think positive ;)

Monica said...

Hi Melanie, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good luck on getting accepted in the show. I looked at your shop, and I think you're a shoe in. I'm liking your music links, too.
Happy creating!

laurabucci said...

Love how you've visualized your goals!! Must do something like that. And love your can phone card! Hope you get into MECA. Good luck with your goal to focus on the Holiday Season, this is the time to do it, time flies!

Anna said...

I love your goal list with the sun and drink with ice cubes and umbrella. Essence of August. Yes, yes, for the holiday prep, I'm glad people are mentioning that. Good luck with it all!

Plushroom Soup said...

Congrats on crossing off those July goals. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you about the art festival--I've found nothing beats a good fair for meeting people and helping you feel energized and part of a community. Looking forward to seeing the new site, and here's to creating from scratch!

modish said...

I love love your hand-written goals, so cool! Good with everything for August and I hope you get into the show!
-jena

Liz said...

Yay on your July cross offs, and good luck getting into the winter fair, holiday card designs and all your other creative endeavors! Loving how you create your goal lists, and Imogen is on my list too!

My @ tha Hotness said...

I love your written notes! Good luck with your goals for August.

J. Christina Huh said...

Cute way to state your goals. Looking forward to the new wedding suite. The paper goods in your store are fantastic!

Cheri said...

Adorable goal checklist. I wish mine could be so creative, lol.

This is my first month at the Monthly Goal Meetup - and in business on Etsy, so it's nice to "meet" you.

Congrats on completing all your goals!

x Cheri

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement everyone! No word on the art fair yet, but August is just pluggin' right along. Hope you're all having a great month too!