Recently, I've read a couple really good blog posts about setting and attaining performance goals. Both Jamie and Alicia hail from Region Five which is arguably the most competitive performance region in the country. If you can win in Texas, you can win anywhere, and these ladies have done just that.
|Jamie Stine and her National Champion dressage horse|
I really admire people who can make a plan and see it through. I'm good at the first part. Research, list making and planning--those are all things I enjoy. It's the follow-through that gives me fits.
Today I was cleaning my studio and came across an old notebook that contained this page:
Yup, that's the Foxhound Project circa 2001. Ten and a half years have passed since I drew those dogs and I have completed exactly one hound.
It's just... pitiful.
I know I'm not alone in this, so I think there should be a new kind of performance class for
slackers people like me. It could be called "Good Intentions Performance." Each entry would be composed of the accumulated parts (in progress pieces encouraged!), research materials and a detailed description of how everything will fit together someday.
Granted, this probably wouldn't fly in Texas. Still, I think it's an idea whose time has come. Ha ha ha! I could fill a whole show table all by myself!