Friday, October 31, 2008
Time to get serious
Its time for me to get serious about my art.
I'm great at making plans, but due to lots of factors, they don't always come to fruition. But like a lightbulb coming on, something in my head tells me that things need to change. (no, I'm not hearing voices...)
So there are a few changes to be made.
One of the problems, besides a full time job, is that I need to relocate my studio downstairs into bigger quarters. Without being able to tuck myself away and really get going with my art, I continually get sidetracked by people, the phone, the tv, the computer and they all eat into my time.
2.Create a body of work.
I know this will take at least a year to do. But to move ahead I need this under my belt. And to move ahead I need # 1.
I have basic marketing for myself in the form of print materials - postcards, business cards, brochures, etc. I have this blog and the newer sales blog which I haven't marketed as well as it could be.
I also need to market the commission side of me too.
4. Dedicated group art time
My online community of friends and peers is more than wonderful. You have all encouraged and buoyed me through good and bad times and I can't imagine life without any of you. I need to be in the physical company of artists who can come together once or twice a week to paint, sketch, draw or just drink wine and complain about government arts cuts. :)
5. Grant money
I need to access a grant that will allow me the luxury of creating a project, framing it, showing it, learning, teaching ,etc., etc. They are out there, but I haven't explored them fully yet.
These are my wants and needs. Some may be more doable than others. Then again everything is doable if you want it badly enough.
Next time I will explore a plan of how to achieve these goals.