2015: A Peek Back and Forward
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I can't believe a whole year has passed since I made the decision to focus on garden design and illustration on this blog. A fabulous choice that still excites me to write and draw each day. This decision has not only inspired my teaching in the classroom, but I hope it also inspires you to look at garden design in a fresh way.
As I continue to find my purpose in the garden design world, I truly appreciate you joining me in this crazy adventure. It has been such a joy meeting so many of you through emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and, most importantly, in person.
Some things I accomplished in 2014:
- Participated in an amazing illustration class (Lilla Roger's Make Art that Sells Course). I wasn't sure if I should take this demanding class that seemed eons away from garden design, but it was worth every minute. A great example of how we sometimes need to step away from our profession, then come back to ignite a spark into it.
- Attended the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) annual conference. I cannot fully express how amazing it is to meet fellow designers and learn from them. The other bonus...visiting many beautiful gardens. Another spark of inspiration.
- Wrote and illustrated the following posts: eleven on garden tidbits, ten on landscape graphics, seven on garden design, six on plants, two on garden history and one on edible gardening.
What do I want to accomplish in 2015?
- Continue to write and illustrate garden design posts that inspire and educate. My goal is to make each post a resource for you. My focus is quality, not quantity.
- Finish a book proposal that's been brewing in my head all year.
- Participate in a new type of online course called Cornerstone. I'm hoping this amazing program will help me organize all the ideas swirling in my head...in order to best communicate them with you.
- Find out what you'd like me to share and explore. If you have a moment, would you mind taking this short survey (only four questions), to help me get started on this last goal?
Best wishes to you in 2015!
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