Here is a piece I did 2.5 years back, called "We Were Born Free Yet Everywhere We Are In Chains". Lately, i have found my life is overwhelmed by promoting myself and my work 7 days a week - instagrams for my artwork and also for my gallery, facebook pages for both, newsletters for both, running websites for both, all the admin, loading stuff onto various other websites and just an air of needing to sell, sell, sell (for to be honest little relative return - if I made the work happier, "less bleak" it would be better but that is not what I am doing it for). I feel like I am losing the creative side of what I do in this quagmire of business. This was not why I started doing my "artwork". I did it for me, as a creative expression of the world I saw around me (and a creative outlet to balance corporate life) plus a way to get my thoughts out there (and sometimes offload my mind). Now I do it as a full time job, the dynamic is hard and never ending. I am not experiencing the life that influenced so much of my work. I find I spend so much time promoting work etc that i have no time to really ponder and work on new pieces and loathe myself for the endless promotion. I make work ridiculing the PR of life, marketing etc and then here I am like a marketing machine on social media. Eurgh. It is definitely a balance I need to fix in 2018. Obviously, there are far worse problems to have in life and I am extremely lucky but this is not The Dream it may seem to be.
I absolutely hate finding myself in a haze of marketing and self promo constantly. It isnt why I do what I do but it is necessary to actually pay bills. I find it hard enough trying to reconcile the idea of selling stuff to people that they don't really need when there are people out there with nothing (it is why I try to donate as much to charity as I can afford to). So here is my neon piece which includes the "control" dog collar, and I firmly direct this at me today.
Every realtor needs a sharp brand, especially when your as talented and savvy in all things business and marketing as @janetgilmore12. Working within the #remax standards to create a one of a kind logomark. Sometimes it’s what’s not their...a door cut out has so many symbolism’s and for realty makes a nice start for a great open door policy with clients! #15designsof2017#realtybranding#personalbranding#sellsellsell
First swim on the holidays done 🙌🏽 Now to order take away and really get into holiday mode 🏖 But I also have a serious question, (swipe) we have two sun loungers that I bought when we first bought the house 3 years ago, which we are hoping to get better outdoor furniture (these are literally all we have with the use of trestle tables of our in-laws 😳) I cant remember how much I paid for them as they were super reduced at Big W from the Jamie Durey range. So now I want to sell them and they seem quite expensive to buy new but I don’t know how much I should put them for sale? There doesn’t seem such to compare too... Any ideas??? #sellsellsell#gumtree#makingmoney