I love to write. I don’t like blogging. Something wasn’t copesetic in Kansas.
And because this has been going on ever since I put this blog up, I knew browbeating myself wasn’t going to work.
So, what was? What was going to turn the tide? Pizza or Chinese?
Turns out I’ve been afflicted with a generational tick: looking professionally perfect.
This is a very Old World kink from the days when you had to make sure your slip wasn’t showing. (Does anyone even wear slips anymore?) Or you didn’t have spinach stuck between your front teeth. (That’s probably still a good idea.)
And I really, really, really thought I’d kicked this habit – you know, all social media cool and everything.
But not when it came to this blog. Not here. No, here I expected myself to come up with an earth shattering post on some aspect of art careers that would rock your world (and make me look good too).
And, as those who follow me know, this is an expectation way out of my reach and so, even on my tip toes, I can only pull off my version of a perfectionist post once in a while.
Now everything is changing.
For openers, even though I have tons of resources and a closet full of skill sets, the career and business aspects of art careers simply don’t sing to me anymore. (We’ll get to what does sing to me in a moment…)
I don’t mean I won’t use what I know and have when an artist is working with me, but I am stepping out from behind my wall of marketing and business “shoulds” so I can deepen into what gives me real joy.
It also means I’m going to be blogging from in imperfect space, from a space where I might not even know what the heck I will blog about when I start. I could ramble, not make a lot of sense, and, yes, tell you what I had for lunch!
I’m aiming for a spirit of transparency and imperfection and conversation.
I’m done hiding out.
How about you–is there something you’ve been hiding from lately?
Oh, right, what’s singing to me these days?
Well, even here I don’t have a super clear response. I know what I love is working with visual fine artists one-on-one. And I love interviewing successful artists and finding out what makes them tick. And I’m really curious about things like art and spirituality. Art and wholeness. How creativity affects our lives. Your artist fingerprint. Your relationship to your art.
I guess that’s the big one: Your relationship to your art. That’s where I seem to listen most intently and hear things from a deeply intuitive place of Soul.
And from that perspective – your relationship to your art – I also find websites fascinating and frustrating. Frustrating because so many artists have no real idea what makes a good artist website.
And fascinating because all the potential of the Online Universe is just sitting there, waiting for you!
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