Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Strategic planning is another tool that I use in business but haven't really turned to it in my art, or not consciously. In a nutshell, strategic planning works by gathering feedback from external and internal stakeholders, analysing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, then whittling that down into several areas of concentration that best meet the needs of the business (art, in this case).
I gather feedback from everyone who leaves a comment on my blog or through email or facebook or twitter or in various art forums. I'm not directing feedback with questions, so its rather hit or miss as the majority of posters leave positive comments and few suggest changes or direction. Of course I welcome any comments that you provide in terms of direction, strengths and weaknesses. All help me grow as an artist.
However, the main strategic direction that I will be concentrating on will be similar to last year:
I will provide more insight into these areas and how I will approach them in a New Year's Day post while tomorrow will look at a review of 2009, its progress and pitfalls.
This little gyotaku capelin print will give you a hint of one of the projects I will be working on next year.