I'm not sure when it happened, but at some point I started measuring production instead of growth. I've been thinking a lot about this since the soul searching I did in October 2012 regarding authenticity and seeking direction.
Therefore I've given myself permission to actively pursue knowledge this coming year - whether that's via reading, painting lessons, taking in an exhibition, class study - whatever. And yes, that means some necessary time away from the easel and a decrease in production - but hopefully it will also result in an increase in quality.
Because while it is all about the end product, it is also very much about the journey to get there.
I'll spend at least one day each week in active learning mode - and I started last week by working out some color theory concepts I couldn't wrap my brain around a few years ago. They are slowly making sense now!
What will you give yourself permission to do in 2013?
Kim, who's looking forward to setting new boundaries