Friday dance! Yas! YAASSS!!! Even though it means I have a long day ahead of me since I have my painting workshop tonight! And amazeballs I have 8 people! That's huge for me right now!
I've gone from having sometimes 20 people and doing 2 classes a week, to either canceling events or having one or 2 people. I've been SUPER frustrated.
Something what frustrates me more is the dissonance between marketing and allowing. I've struggled to lean into the belief that if you do something of value, the right people will be drawn to that. That you shouldn't have to kill yourself trying to attract your people.
Marketing teaches you that you do have to work yourself, it feels like to death, posting twice a day, emailing once a week, replying to comments, creating new content, AND still feel like creating new art.
I firmly believe art is created for the sake of creating art, so creating so I have things to sell or things that WILL sell....they just don't fit. I find myself in that argument in my head quite often.
Still, I'm glad it's Friday! I can chose to have gratitude for the super cool 8 people painting with me tonight. Gratitude for the things on my "to do" list this weekend.
and gratitude for this outlet keeping me semi-sane.
Holding compassionate space
4/9/2021 02:20:30 pm
Thank you Donna! I hope things go well for you in June!
4/9/2021 03:52:48 pm
Best of luck with your course tonight! So exciting. I struggle with the concept of selling what I enjoy doing AND I really don't want to pressure. Recently, someone contacted me to paint something for her, which I agreed to do. Even with that I felt pressure. So I'll only sell if someone reaches out to me because I don't want it to add to another long list of things I have to do.
4/12/2021 12:21:18 pm
Yes! Art shouldn't feel like work!
4/12/2021 12:22:03 pm
Hi Estelle! Exactly, apparently not!
4/10/2021 03:50:26 am
"Marketing teaches you that you do have to work yourself, it feels like to death, posting twice a day, emailing once a week, replying to comments, creating new content, AND still feel like creating new art."
4/12/2021 12:22:50 pm
isn't it nuts?
4/10/2021 04:52:57 am
Well done! 8 people is fabulous! I hope it went well!
4/12/2021 12:23:34 pm
thank you Estelle, it did! I actually ended up with 9!
4/10/2021 05:50:15 am
Congrats on the class. I can't wait to feel comfortable attending in person, but am thinking that may not happen until the fall! I just want this whole mess to be safer.
4/12/2021 12:25:06 pm
Thank you Rose. I get you! I debated on going back to in person. The only reason I did is that the venue where I am holding my classes requires masks and hand sanitizing. So far so good!
4/12/2021 12:26:06 pm
Thank you Effy! It went great! I should share a post, huh? I will do that!
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