Saturday, December 26, 2009
What the next day brings
This fall it seems I did more thinking and talking about art than actually creating it. This is not really a bad thing because I feel I've gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from the blogs I follow and I've considered topics I would never have thought about otherwise. posts have led me to books which have expanded my horizons. Writing posts ov my own blog has been a learning experience. The responses to posts are often just as informative as the posts themselves.
I go through these periods where I am not productive but I always swing back. I feel the interest in creating slowing rising to the surface again. Kathy wrote about "showing up" on her blog, but I have been accepting the ebb and flow of my creative instincts for several years, but this coming year I'm going to try out "showing up" in the studio for a block of time each day. I also want to dig more deeply into marketing my art. This is an area that I really need to contemplate because I have too much work stockpiled. Currently The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art in St. John's carries my work and the relationship has worked well for me. The gallery provides opportunities through the year for participation in group shows and I had a solo show there last year. This year I answered a call for a themed group show in Ottawa at Cube Gallery and participated in Pix and Paint which was an exciting milestone for me. I'm ashamed to relate that is all I've done this year to bring my work to new audiences.
I'm hoping you, my readers, will respond with at least one idea that relates how you have marketed your art work.