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forward to the future :: happy 2008

A new year, a new beginning – time to shred away the old you and embrace what is to come. 2007 was an amazing, whirlwind of a year filled with adventures that took my ARTISTIC career to the next level. Studying Asian art at Sotheby’s Institute – London, attending art fairs such as MiArt in Milan and ArteFiera in Bologna, traveling to Istanbul to admire the art of the Islamic world and finally, finishing out my graduate studies with a BANG by taking on an internship at Le Case d’Arte in Milan! The latter part of 2007 turned out to be uneventful for the most part, besides my part-time collaboration with the Nevin Kelly Gallery and a desire to figure out where this passion is taking me in life. Nonetheless, I have high hopes for 2008 and look forward to whatever it throws in my face.


Some of my professional/artistic goals for 2008 include [but are not limited to]:

[x] Finding a full-time job with a decent salary I can live off, with an organization that is at least semi-involved with the arts and learn as much as possible
[x] Submit paper abstracts, get published and maybe even present my research
[x] Get some freelance digital photography & art criticism gigs
[x] Attend as many art fairs/exhibitions/festivals as possible – and blog about them
[x] Get my mojo back as far as creativity goes

In attempts to revive my creative side and get the juices flowin’, I’ve taken on a huge challenge [as of this morning]:

I am now a participant of the 365 Days Project on Flickr. By taking self-portraits for a total of 365 consecutive days, I hope to awake the muse within and play around with the myriad of functions (some of which I didn’t even know existed!) on my camera. Since some people consider me borderline narsasisstic due to my obsessiveness with taking random shots of myself, why not experiment in all directions and share my creations on the web? After all, this project, no matter what happens, is ultimately the celebration of my life! Isn’t that what art is all about? Anyway, check back often for the updated set.

Cheers to life, and may 2008 be a memorable one!

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