Monday, January 5, 2015

Goodbye 2014... Hello 2015!

Today is the first Monday in January and my first post of 2015.  I made a new year's resolution and I will be starting a year long project " tips and tricks of blogging for artists" ... and I hope you will come along for the fun and we all learn some new things along the way ... stay tuned!
http://lanasart.etsy.com
My Etsy Shop
I realize that I'm not a professional blogger ... and it's not to in my plans to be such.  I love to just do art, but creating art is not the only thing artists have to do.   As any professional artist will tell you - there are many hats to be worn.  So, this year I will share my blogging tips and tricks on a monthly basis with the goal of helping new artists or bloggers with the challenges they might face.

I don't like to be predictable in my blog posts, but I would like to be more cohesive with my postings schedule.  Last year I tried to post weekly and sometimes failed and it brought guilt, then disappointment ... so this year I will commit to twice monthly postings.  Also, as you noticed, my blog is about my art and the things that inspire me.   I will continue to post my museums trips, and my personal work ... all of which will be seen thru my life experiences and my personal travel plans.  Right now I have 3 destinations in my plans for this year : San Francisco in early spring - I'm looking to create a series of romantic pieces and hope to be inspired by the things that I see and feel there.  A European tour in May (Paris included!) ... I'm certain that many new memories and inspirations await me there!  I hope to end the summer in Russia with my mother and enjoying her delicious cooking.  So until then I continue to plan and dream and of course hope for many surprises and opportunities to come along as well!   So as my 2015 begins, I'm reminded that the journey is not about the destination, it's more about enjoying the ride! :)

http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/browse/shelf.jsp?cat=New+Arrivals+Featured+Collections&subCatId=cat4739294&catId=cat210006
Lana Moes Umbrella
Last year I had amazing opportunities work with the White House Black Market team. You never know who might be seeing your work online! As you see from my FB or Instagram posts, WHBM has created several items based on my Paris related art that are now appearing nationwide in their stores and I'm so extremely happy and thankful for this great collaboration with WHBM.
 (Credit for photos below belong WHBM website )
http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/browse/shelf.jsp?cat=New+Arrivals+Featured+Collections&subCatId=cat4739294&catId=cat210006
As for my friends and followers - May your coming year be filled with magic, joy, and great memories! I hope you kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful ... and don't forget to make some art - draw, or write, or build, or live as only you can.  And I hope somewhere in the next year, you will surprise yourself. May you have a peaceful and focused week ahead and see you around! with love, Lana


15 comments:

  1. How exciting to work with White House Black Market! I love what they chose to feature. :-)

    I know how you feel about missing "scheduled" blogging time. I used to write 5 days a week and whenever I'd miss a post I'd feel guilty, too. So now I do 3, sometimes 4 posts and it's much easier to keep up with. Quality over quantity, as they say.

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    1. Absolutely agrees with you Paige! I'm noticed my creative juices running out when I think too much about blog posting, so this is my first change I determined to make!

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  2. Lana, that sounds like an amazing year ahead! Wow, Europe...Paris :) I hope I can schedule in a trip there this year too! And of course I'm keeping my fingers crossed you will get a chance to meet you Mom. I know you both miss each other. Congratulations again on the WHBM collaboration. Your work looks stunning on the items! So happy to have met you here in the blogosphere :)

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    1. Thank you Duni for your lovely complements! it always means a lot to me :) I like your picture with camera and it is remind me something I have done before ... do you remember a "Nico girl" print.... I think it was inspiration behind the photos. ... did I guess right?

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  3. Would be great to go and visit your mom, and San Francisco is on my list of places I want to visit. I hope you'll make several post about those trips! Makes me able to go along with you, sort of. Hope it will be a wonderful year for you!

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    1. Marieken, I received your beautiful card today! so exited! I have to make a post or FB picture of it - you are a true friend! Thank you so much! and if you like to join me on those trips please take my invitation and you are all set! :)

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  4. Wishing you continued success in 2015 -- and happy travels! Love your art work.

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    1. Thank you LeAnn for your good wishes and same best wishes for you in 2015!!!

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  5. You are very talented. I especially love rain paintings. I wish you all the best for 2015...and always. :)

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  6. I made myself a loose blogging schedule (which I will be posting on my blog on Monday) to help keep me focussed and writing good things. I have also introduced regular interview series which are a) interesting and b) a chance to let someone else write for me for a change (a little breather if you will).

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  7. Happy New Year! Thank you very much for your comment on my festive London post. As a result, I have found your lovely blog and I'm delighted to be following along on Bloglovin.' Your artwork is fabulous and as a huge fan of Paris, your Parisian inspired scenes really appeal to me!

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  8. Happy new year 2015! xoxo

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  9. Congratulations Lana on the feature with WHBM! How exciting :) and yay for the custom background on your blog! Glad that you worked it out.

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    1. Thank you for complement, but it did'n worked out. Still looking for new web designer and new personal web page. I think I will be opening my new Ecommerce place soon.

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  10. Stunningly consistent level of quality right there. I'm so glad that those seem to be a collection, such that we can certainly have so much more. Thanks for enabling that through the online shopping outlets you have plotted on your page! More power to you!

    Traci Holt @ Wilson Digital Marketing

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