We have 18 more days of this project left. I’m starting to get nervous about what will become of me when this is done. I’m also a little excited to be done. I could really use the extra time to sleep or fold laundry (Milo asked me why I don’t care for the things in my closet). Will I go back to my old ways of procrastination and Debbie-downer-ness? Will I keep writing and making art regularly? I’m not so worried about Milo, he’s got so much motivation and drive to make things, he’ll be showing at MoMA any day now.
I cleaned out the studio today and found my hand written strategic plan that I made on my 30th birthday (I’ve mentioned my love of strategic planning before).
My current reality on August 29th was:
- don’t make time for art making
- want to make a career of it
- lack skills to market myself
- website is out of date
- need more contacts
- no shows
My desired reality was:
- show work in a gallery
- paint everyday
- make large and small work
- have a great website
- understand the business of art
- be able to speak and write about my work
So far so good. I still don’t understand the business of art. I would love to know how to get people I don’t know to see and actually buy something. PR and marketing is not my forte. But I’m on my way. I’m doing more with this whole art making/showing/selling business now than I ever had and I’m starting to feel like I’m spinning plates and that ain’t too bad. Time to revise the vision and move on and up.
Just like standing up a t an AA meeting, right? My name is Delanie and I’m an artist.