2010 - Check!

At the beginning of this year, I planned out 10 things I wanted to accomplish in 2010, and I'm proud to say that I checked off all of them!

1. Complete a quilt. I made more than one, but my favorite was the one I made for my Mom's birthday.

2. Build Etsy inventory and 3. Get my Etsy shop up and running. I launched my shop in September, and I've already made over 50 sales!

4. Learn how to take more awesome photos of my work. This is for sure an ongoing process, but I think I've come a long way this year!

from this...

...to this

5. Start regularly commenting on other people's blogs. Check!

6. Put together an art portfolio. I have two now - my flickr site, and a tangible album to bring to art festivals.

7. Market my work to a gallery or shop. My work is now available in three retail shops - Kreatelier, River's Edge Flowers & Gifts, and the Providence Children's Museum gift shop.

8. Make a dress. I re-made a thrift store find, and then built up the courage to make not one but two dresses from scratch. I think I'm hooked!

9. Donate pieces to at least three fundraising initiatives. I donated artwork for some very worthy causes that are close to my heart: New Urban Arts, The Hive Archive, Providence's Arts & Business Council, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and the Providence Children's Museum.

10. Participate in a holiday craft sale. I was featured in the Brown Alumni Magazine Holiday Gift Guide and took part in the warm and cozy Cardboard Pancakes Studio Sale.

It has been such an amazing and challenging year of changes and growth. Thank you so much for being a part of it, and for offering me encouragement and support!

I wonder what 2011 holds for Connect the Dots...what would you like to see?



  1. great list!! i need to make mines. congratulations on the shop!!

  2. You are so inspiring with your goals and achievements! Way to go CA and CTD! ;)

    I would love to see your thought process or inspiriations in terms of seeing something and then making it happen - sort of a craft start to finish?

  3. Thanks Ladies! Erin - I'll keep that idea in mind! Thanks so much!


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