I've been thinking lately about my hobby goals are for this year, so this is what I've come up with so far that I'd like to accomplish in 2015:
- Get my collection cataloged, photographed, and organized
I spend a lot of 2013 and 2014 getting my collection out of storage boxes and set up on display in my office/pony room/craft space. But this year I'd like to get things better organized and documented.
|one organization project in the works...|
- Name a bunch of unnamed horses
I'm terrible at naming horses! Probably because I always want to find the "BEST" name for them, so it's not something I take lightly. But I think I need to just bite the bullet and name all of the horses that have been sitting around nameless for way too long.
|This is more common that I'd like to admit.|
- Get more of my unpainted resins painted
This is always a tricky thing, because like naming, I'm very indecisive about picking colors. I also have a problem of putting off spending money for painting commissions in favor of paying for new unpainted resins. Oops.
|My unpainted collection of Seunta horses alone is a little daunting...|
- Continue to improve and expand my performance showing/entries
I still see room for improvement in my performance set ups, and I hope to continue to strive to be a better shower in the future.
|There was definite improvement over the year, but there's still room for more.|
- Hopefully knock a few wanted models off my to-buy list
Such is the nature of being a collector, right? ;)
|A "Vincenzo" resin owned by my friend Debbie Nickrent - I wouldn't mind adding one of this sculpt to my collection.|
- Be better about blogging regularly
I think even if I write shorter posts, more frequently - that would be better than longer posts, less frequently.
|It'd be nice to get those "pageviews" and "followers" numbers up a little higher.|
- Make more of my own props
I take pride in putting myself into my performance set ups, so I would like to make more of my own props and improve on some designs I tried this past year.
|This base served me well in 2014, but I'd like to try to make more things and better things.|
- Try some new creative endeavors
I would like to give a few things a try, especially making some tack items. And maybe even customizing horses again.
|I have some kits from Rio Rondo that I'd like to give a try at least.|
- Organize some hobby-related activities in my area
Going to the Mid Kansas Live All Performance show really inspired me to try to have some local get-togethers for my fellow Arkansan collectors. The Sunflower Model Horse Club in Kansas has other activities besides several NAN qualifying shows every year including craft days, a holiday party, and fun shows. I think something similar would be a lot of fun to have locally.
I don't know if I'll be able to attend as many shows in 2015 as I did in 2014, so my goals are more about work behind the scenes than in the show ring this year. But, we'll see what 2015 has in store for me. :)
What are your hobby goals for 2015?