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I am looking forward to 2018, I am determined that I am going to make it the best year ever... 2016/17 were kinda weird for EVERYONE! So can we make a pact that 2018 is going to be better?
I have decided to start with December (coincidentally my birthday month). I am taking this year to grow and expand but I can not do this on my own. I need your help.
If you can & something speaks to you... could you share it on your social media, with a friend, buy it, etc? It would mean so much to me to have my friends, family and communities support. And I will do it too! I really love the concept up building each other up rather than tearing one another down. I'm kinda playing with this idea- rather than get me a present for my birthday/Christmas (thats you family) buy something and share it with someone else. I want it to be a 'what goes around, comes around' kinda effect. Does that make sense?
I want this year to be different, let's do it together.
Cheers and here is to a great winter/holiday season season...
I have so much art, I am constantly making these little things or big things, simple or complicated things. They are busting out of my drawers, sketchbooks, they are covering almost every surface in my house and not seeing the light of day... often times they are forgotten but now I think I have found a way to share them!!! And I could not be more excited.
I have been dubious of print on demand for sometime, thinking it is not real art, probably much the way oil painters thought of water colours, then this new invention called photography and so on and so forth... I even remember starting many fights in art school (yes we could be a scrappy opinionated bunch) that digital photography WAS NOT art. I have always been an analogue kinda girl, so even act digitizing my work seemed silly and frivolous to me, even though it is a great tool. I would shit on my own work that I digitized... calling it not art...and minimizing it's value. For me the value comes from the sharing and putting it out there, other people experiencing and enjoying and how can it do that when it is squirreled away in a drawer... So yes the art it's self is a thing, to me that is important. Done by hand, with thought and presence but now I am taking it one step further and sharing and well print on demand makes that a little bit easier so yeah, I am gonna try it.. Think of it as an experiment.
I am curious what do you think of print on demand, have you tried it?
ps... I have always believed that art should be affordable but the artist should absolutely get credit and due compensation for their work... that is why I am trying this out, the originals are always available....
Found the most amazing design book that screamed at me... Hey... You! Look, Look, this is what you Love... Rex Ray Art + Design.... This is not a Rex Ray, this is my interpretation of one of his images, done kinda as a digital collage..
Gotta keep my skillz relevant... so practice, practice, everyday.