Wherein I talk about confronting my own limited beliefs and how you can too
I like this a lot. Speaks to me 100% Had limited success with not only showing my work, but selling it too. A local art gallery displayed a drawing, and later on a set of four black and white photographs one of which sold. The idea that hundreds of people stopped by to look at my work was mind blowing, and someone buying it even more so.
I haven’t had that much success since, selling online maybe two or three pieces a year (mostly friends) sometimes I feel that I’ll never get that again, so I changed gears a bit during the pandemic where I decided that even if I don’t get a job teaching art which I found out after subbing for some years was next to impossible, I’d give free basic lessons via downloadable/printable content, even so far as to flex my digital art muscles by creating printable coloring book art for kids and how-to’s. I don’t know if I’ve made a difference to anyone out there with these. No way to tell really, so I stopped after a year or so and just went back to drawing for myself and if t sells ok, if not, same thing. But in my mind I had this voice saying you’re not getting any younger and you gotta get this art thing done, now or never before you hit 50. Well, I’m three and a half months away from that and it still bugs me that I can’t seem to solve this riddle.
This was a good read, DJ. Good stuff.