Do you know what is a really effective way to completely screw yourself over when launching 31 new pieces of art and hoping to raise $18,000 to study in Europe? To be far too terrified to properly tell anyone about it. I'll be honest - self promotion makes me want to throw up. I would rather get teeth pulled than promote my art. I'm happy … [Read more...] about How To Fail Miserably At Selling Art (or anything else)
"So have you been selling lots of paintings lately?" Or a variation of that: "You're an artist? So do you sell lots of paintings?" Gawd, I hate those questions. Because the answer is, inevitably, no. I know why too - I don't market myself as well as I should. It's also partially a career thing - I'm just starting out and it takes a while to build a … [Read more...] about My least favourite question ever.
I think this morning I've finally made peace with what happened at the gallery. It's taken me 5 days of processing and meeting myself where I am - even if that means I'm cranky as hell. Or hiding under my sheets. But I tried to meet it all with mindful awareness, and just let myself be wherever I needed to be.This meant that most of the week, I … [Read more...] about Apparently, my art is appalling. Interesting.