Where I hope to Go
Yesterday, I wrote a little about how I got started on my artistic journey, which eventually led to this website, my job teaching painting classes, and most of all a new passion in my life. Today I am going to write about where I hope to go with my art in general, and with this website as well.
Where I hope to go with my art.
The Big Dream
Of course like most artists I’d like to reach the point where my work is appreciated by collectors and I sell enough to live off the sales of my paintings. Realistically I know that only very few artists ever make that dream a reality. So, while I am doing what I can to make that happen someday, I am not holding my breath for it. I do try to learn all I can about the changing art market, about branding, about marketing, and about those most successful artists did to get where they are, and I implement what I can of it. But I am also taking much joy where I am right now.
Joy in the Present Reality, while looking forward.
I am taking joy every day in the fact that I have a place to go create art, and that I am making enough on my art and classes to pay my studio rent each month so that it doesn’t cost me out of pocket to have this place. I am also looking forward to continuing to grow with my art. I want to continually improve, through study, through practice, by learning from others. I want my art to develop and mature even more. I can see a world of difference between my first paintings and what I do now, and I want to continue to see that growth.
Where I hope to go with this website.
More regular posting.
I want to be regular with my posting. I want to keep content flowing so that readers actually have something to read when they come to this site. While over the month of July I hope to post every day, after that I am really hoping to be consistent with at least twice a week.
More useful content.
I want readers to be able to come here and not only see my art that is for sale, I also want them to be able to find instructions, tips, step by step tutorials, paint along videos, and so much more. I want this site to inspire creativity in my readers, and help them develop it, rather than having this site just be a redundant extension of my etsy shop.
More interactive content.
I really desire to have more interaction with my readers. People commenting and letting me know what they think. Other artists guest posting. To this aim, I know I will need to have engaging content, things like challenges where I ask readers to create art and post it on their own blog, and then to come and comment and leave a link to their post, I also plan to do some contests and giveaways.
Meeting Your Needs
More than anything I want this website to meet the needs and desires of the readers, to give them what they are looking for when they look at a blog.
To that end, I invite you, my readers, to comment on this post let me know what kinds of content you’d most like to see.
- Paint along with me videos? (kind of like Bob Ross, but my voice isn’t as soothing as his).
- Step by step written tutorials?
- Challenges where you can share your work?
- Guests Posts?
- Something else? (If you want to see something else, tell me what it is!)