Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Art as marketing...
I read a book about Art Marketing about 8 years ago. It said you have to spend as much time marketing your work as you do making it. I certainly find that to be true. Between the show and these prints, I won't have time to paint this week at all. Hopefully I'll have some time next week and can get back into the studio. I get a bit grumpy when I don't get to paint for a long time.
I find they are a true testimony to faith and trust. In choosing to rent the cottage for a week even though Chris was unemployed, I was trusting he would find a job. I trusted my art to help me find a way through my anxiety and upset.
The third day we were there, Chris got a phone call from a company offering him a well-paying temporary job. We were able to relax and revel in the vacation the rest of the time. Such a relief, such a joy, such a pleasure.
This was also the trip when I found a gallery in OBX to sell my work. The gallery no longer exists, but it was these pieces she saw and liked. They fed me spiritually when I did them, and perhaps they'll feed me literally in the years to come if the sales happen! I feel truly blessed.