I try to set goals for myslef within the course of a year so that I am always working towards something and not just letting the days go by. My goal for this year is to have a gallery show. I don't care if it's in a real gallery or a a little cafe at Lake Anne. It doesn't matter and I'll tell you why:
1. It's something I've always admired and wanted for myself, and
2. It'll mean that I'm staying active artistically and producing work.
So once this idea was hatched, I started doing a little research and started looking at galleries. I soon came to the conclusion that the area I live in seems to suck compared to areas like LA, San Francisco, and New York where the art scene is massive and seemingly abundant. So then I got to thinking that maybe what I was looking for on the interweb isn't on the interweb. It's in the streets and in the galleries and your area is what you make it. It's not like I can pick up and move to the more creative cities at the drop of a hat in order to fulfill my artistic needs. I have a family to think of and it's up to me to make this happen for myself where I am.