It's a recurring thing now: as an old year changes into new one I make a resolution not to make any new year resolutions. Then after January 4th something changes and I first start reevaluating my whole life (for better or worse) which sets me into goal setting/planning frenzy and I set a bunch of yearly (or at least quarterly) goals. Same thing happened this year and I spent last 10 days basically just making plans and setting small goals I wish to complete by late March. When it comes to art I have only one big goal for this year that is making me feel very excited and challenged and it also makes me want to withdraw into my own private world, get off the grid for next few months and just work behind the scenes.
I don't know is it because I'm getting older but I seem to have less and less desire to share stuff online. Also my love/hate relationship with technology seems to be leaning toward hate or at least strong dislike now, I've recently opened IG account yet I'm still reluctant to buy a smartphone (I'm using instagram form my laptop), it's 2017. and I have yet to attempt using a graphic tablet for drawing and painting, instead of typing my notes on a computer I'm writing down everything by hand (filled 2 big notebooks with ideas just last week). I'm afraid I might be turning into grumpy old technophobe :) Well, not a grumpy one, a happy one to be honest :)
To motivate myself to keep on blogging and posting stuff online I recently started a fun, personal side project of "painting songs". Basically I ask someone to recommend me a song and then I make an abstract painting in my style inspired by it. You can check out my tumblr if you're interested in how that goes.
I've been also experimenting with mixed media (see below) and I'm curious how will that develop. So far it has been fun and it makes me wanna get crafty after years of being devoted to painting and drawing only. I guess it's time to experiemnt more :)