I will, of course, manage all of that (the Power of Lists - once you've made the list, the rest will happen as if by magic, right?) but I have a new(ish) intention, which is to go for being less apologetic about my art. The recent source for this was an article by Laura Boswell, she of the amazing japanese woodcuts, in Artists and Illustrators magazine. She pointed out that nobody wants to know how bad this bit here is, how wrong that turned out, how you're so uncertain about the other. She's right, of course. You get no points for putting yourself down all the time (quite the contrary) and it can never be too soon to try to ditch the habit, however ingrained it might be. I consider that I've improved enormously - more often than not I can simply say 'thankyou' when offered a compliment about something I'm working on - but I need to try harder to believe it, too. I suspect not valuing what I do is a sort of shield for thin skin - I'm very poor at accepting criticism, be it never so constructive - but I can surely learn to be, or at least to seem, more robust.
Meanwhile, let me wish everyone a