I am not one to write out New Year Resolutions, but as far as the business goes, I try to write out business plans and goals for the new year. It's nice to write them out, keep them safe, return back to them, set goals, and at the end of the year see where I am it. Looking back at 2011, it was a good year. I had a lot of trips to California, squeezed in a road trip, business trips, printed a lot, and established a lot of new clients. It started off rough with slight mishaps out of my control, but finished with a bang. I organized some Instagram photos into two collections. One is random Instagrams from 2011 and the second one is vintage signs, mostly neon signs. Thank you, Kevin Systrom for such an amazing thing!
They really don't make them like they used to. Oh, #signporn! For some reason photographing vintage things (especially signs) makes me incredibly happy. I can't figure it out, but as far as I know, if it makes you happy then keep at it. I was also thrilled to learn this past year that Betty Willis designed most of the iconic vintage signs of Las Vegas.
The one thing I want for 2012: Get Schooled. I want to learn as much as possible about web programs, gain more knowledge on the programs I do have under my belt, and keep up with technology. As I picture myself going into my 30s and beyond, I don't want to be left in the dust. I know this is a lot to take on - combining the crafts of the past with the tools of the future, but I know I can do it. So, here goes nothing, 2012!
If interested, my Instagram name is PaperParasolPress.
Best to everyone in the New Year!