Saturday, December 31, 2011

UPDATED: Top 10 moments in 2011...

As I sit here waiting to get started on my goals for 2012, I am overwhelmed with an air of excitement! I'm filled with feelings of pure joy while reflecting on how BEYOND INCREDIBLE 2011 was for me as an artist!

I started a tradition as a teenager, which has continued year after year into my adult years. Just before the new year, I make some time for myself, find a quiet place, sit down, relax, meditate, reflect, and make a list of my goals for the coming year. It truly is a lot of fun as well as rewarding to look back and see everything I've accomplished!

Writing down my goals gives me direction & helps me stay focused on what I want to accomplish!

Looking back on 2011, I can't help but smile! 2011 Was a FANTASTIC year for me & I am truly grateful!!! it was really hard narrowing down my top ten moments, but here are some of my favorites...

My TOP 10 Moments of 2011

There's a tie for #1

1a-Me, Stan Lee & Morgan Spurlock: My custom Stan Lee vinyl munny doll ended up in Morgan Spurlock's book "Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" (Page 89 with STAN LEE)

1b-Living my dream: Being a FULL TIME artist, writer, actress...

2-Going to Puerto Rico: Spending quality time with my mom & grandma

3-Acting: Working on great projects & getting my SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Membership card

4- "Art From A Galaxy Far Far Away" gallery show: My "Star Wars/Dia De Los Muertos' 3D art & our gallery show getting a LOT attention & press around the world (Reuters, BBC, Huffington Post, WIRED & more...)

5-Health: Losing 35 pounds

6-Mexico: Hiking The Teotihuacan Pyramids & Comic Con Mexico

7-NASA in Houston: AMAZING Private tour of NASA and Comicpalooza convention

8-"SKETCH CARD MANIA": our book published by IMPACT Books/F&W Media released to the public online & in bookstores

9-Rancho Obi Wan's Grand reopening: spending time with amazing friends & seeing 4 of my works of art in the gallery

10-People: All of the AMAZING people I connected with, worked with, and have in my life this year! I feel BLESSED to be surrounded by such beautiful, positive & inspiring like minded individuals!

*There were so many more incredible moments in 2011 that are not on my top ten list that I feel compelled to mention: Being selected as a finalist in the Darth Vader Helmet contest on, Creating exclusive custom vinyl toys for "Bean Pot Toiz", Fan Days, San Diego Comic Con, Chuck Jones Gallery show, Spaceport at Petra Gallerie, Our Creative Christmas Party...

I've got my list of goals posted on my wall for 2012 and I so ready to what lies ahead! Looking forward to it!

Happy New Year! 2012 year of the ARTIST!

Dare to dream & LIVE it!

PeAcE LoVe aRt & sOuL

Denise Vasquez

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