There are the question with y answers:
- How did you promote your art?: I did online and offline networking, organized studio visits and make more prints of my portfolio.
- What did you do to enhance your online presence?: I created a Facebook Fanpage. I got a domain name, and started a webpage.
- What technological skills did you learn or improve?: Many, specially Photoshop, digital photography, Web Development, and I got a Microsoft Certification.
- How many people did you add to your mailing list?: About 100, do I have contacted them after? that is a question I wish she won't ask.
- Who were the top ten cool or influential people you met? I met pretty cool people this year, a group of artists and new friends of all ages.
- Whom did you mentor or help out? The count is about 75 so far, a group of artist around de world looking for advice on art career in Spanish, they found me, and I'm glad to help.
- Did you create a new business card, portfolio, or other marketing piece? Oh yeah, I created a full stationary package, with my logo and professionally designed format.
- What medium or skill did you attempt or master? marketing in my native language, I really like the experience. For Art itself I tried mixed media (still finding myself there) and dry pastels ( I loved it)
- What did you try that was completely new?: Web Coding, that is a pain in the neck but very handy for many online things I do. I can't say I'm good on it but at least nobody is going to foul me :)
- What did you try that was uncomfortable, but helped you grow?: I don't like talking on the phone, specially for business but I finally feel more comfortable with my English and it is good enough to hold a professional conversation. That was tough!
- What worthy cause did you support in some way?: I donated some of my pieces to a foundation that support latino art students and latin art in general.
- What new art events, galleries, and museums did you visit? I visited MoMA in summer and many local galleries.
- What resources did you discover?: I'm not sure but I think Twitter is my newest discovery, I now have it connected to my blog and fanpage in Facebook. Pretty handy tool.
- How did you improve your studio habits?: I purged many papers, and scanning many I wanted to keep. I really like the digital storage rather than keeping papers all over the place. I also have a "to file soon" spot that I tackle every week.
- What books did you read to help your career?: New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott, Mayan and Aztec Culture encyclopedia, I'd rather be in the Studio by Alyson Stanfield, and Art Forms.
- What videos or films were useful? Handmade tiles by Frank Giorgini that one is the best!
- What seminars/workshops/lectures did you attend or teach? I taught Blogging 101 at Expressiones Cultural Center
- How did you enhance your office or studio environment?: I have a totally renovated studio Yay!
- What organizations were you involved with?: Expressiones Cultural Center and CT Sculptors Society
- What grants/honors/awards did you receive? I didn't expected it but I got one money reward at TRCC
- What articles were written about your work? in Registro news paper of New Haven and a magazine in Barquisimeto-Venezuela
- What exhibits, grants, contest, etc. did you submit your art to? I didn't submit much this year but I'm happy with the few I have been showing this year: The Barnum Museum, Slater Museum, Expresiones, Arte Inc, Lyme Art Gallery and Atlanta's Airport.
- Where did you save a wad of money? I can't tell you that LOL
- What was the single best thing that happened to your art career in 2009? The best thing ever is that I actually can be a full time artist, I'm healthy and have a supportive husband.
Thank you 2009 for all the wonderful things you let me have. I believe we can make things happen as long as we work on it.
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