Saturday, March 29, 2008

Patron Relations

I was talking to my father the other day about customer relations, or the idea of keeping in touch with the people who will/have bought your product/art. It's not a new idea but it is one I would like to be better at. The simple act of emailing someone a thank you after they have bought a piece, or sending a personal invite to an upcoming show, can make a huge difference in return customers. Plus it gives that special touch that makes people enjoy the art more because they respect the person who created it. I would like to train myself to get better at this, to build some kind of system that works in keeping in touch. I also noticed that it is very very important to just send replies to any questions I recieve. Someone who like's your art and then feels neglected will start to not like your art as much. I personally have artwork I love and then have found out I wasn't that much for the person who had created it. It was disapointment. So for anyone who I haven't email replies to, send sticker trades to, or anything else, I'm very sorry I will try and do better in the future. Plus honestly I remember every single person who I was suppose to email back but didn't, it strange how it sticks in the mind.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pressure Builds, Life Moves

I sit here at school. I want to submit my works to another school that starts in another few months. It is the top school in Copenhagen for the arts, and the pressure is building. I seem to be a master of last minute projects, not that I do everything last minute but just that with most things I feel calm about them being done close to the due date. BUT with this school submit I feel uneasy and nervous, maybe it's because all the other art students have been talking about trying to get into this school for the last half year, it's been made into such a big deal, that I'm making it into something huge in return.

I guess in the end I must ask myself what matters?

Either way, if I get in or not I still will be able to do what I love, and that is create. I can still draw, still paint, still create and still share my works with others. No art school rejection will take that away from me, no education has giving it to me either. I'm not saying that I don't want to be educated, i'd love to, but at the end of the day I'm still an artist. I can still have art shows, sell work, I can still 'make it'.

...and I think in some ways I already have made it:)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Partly Picture

So I've just been working on some different art pieces for an upcoming show in Belgium called Amaze , I'm trying to get 16 small water color paintings and 3 large prints done for the show. So far I'm got 8 partly done so I'm well on my way. The show will be in mid April and all I have to now is get some money together for the flight. I'll figure something out.

I'm also working on a large painting, the photo here is just a tiny section of it. By the time it's done I'll probably of spent 30 hours on it. I trying to train myself to use more time on a single piece, create for the sake of creating and less for the final result. I'm enjoying the process. When I'm done I would like to get some prints made so if that ever happens I'll post them.