Let me be clear.
I want to sell my art to you. Mostly because I love making art and I like getting attention for it. I also need to buy supplies and not feel guilty about spending my family's money. It would be nice to be rich and famous for it but not really. I would make it anyway and what little I know of being rich and famous doesn't seem that great.
I also want people to buy art even if it isn't mine. I write about my process so people don't feel intimidated by talking to artists or asking to understand their work; my work. I hope my writing makes you think about any piece of art. Maybe the next time you are at a craft fair and something strikes you, you'll ask the artist about their work knowing you have a friend who is one. I promise, it will make their day that you are truly interested even if you can't afford it.
I have been going to some SEO/facebook marketing/social networking monetization/blog optimization meetings and I'm not sure how that fits in with what I do. I'm not moving mass inventory. I couldn't meet the demand of the optimization even if I felt like doing it. All those tricks make me feel lonely and far away from anyone who might make an investment in my work. Because my work is part of my life, I don't want to feel far away from it.
Which brings me back to the box. Why is everyone working so hard to get away from the box, to think outside of it? We need a box to push against, to open, to protect the precious , to tell us where we have been and reveal something special to us. A trip to the circus a few times is nice but remember who you always came back to Christmas morning.
So here it is.
I am me and just me.
I make art.
I would love for you to buy my art, ask about it, share it with others or comment on it.
I'll see you on internet. I'll be the one building the cool as shit clubhouse with the Whirlpool Refrigerator logo.
You're all invited.
I think I might be done with this but I'm not quite ready to call it done.
An updated version based on Clair's inspiration in the comments below. I wanted a graphic element to pull the birds into the composition. Going to leave it here for a while and take my dog for a walk. Thank you all for your kind comments! As you can see, I really enjoy reading them.