Tuesday, December 11, 2012

First Ever Video!!!!!!

Ok so the video is done. I really didn't do much with it, and I know it kind of sucks but it's just the first one. I really didn't have a plan of what I was going to paint so I kind of just did something really fast and simple. But now I know how the camera works and the video program so in the future I can do something better. I want to film a larger painting on canvas I just need to figure out what I'm going to paint. I've been wanting to paint something for a while now I just don't have any ideas. Do you ever have that happen? Artistic road block... it sucks... maybe I'll just start playing around and something beautiful will appear.

First Video Ever!

Today I decided to start filming my art. I'm going to start making videos for youtube of my art process. I'm not sure if I will talk through the video or if it will just be me painting or whatever, but I'll figure that out as I go along. I'm really nervous about it because I've never made videos before, but maybe it will be good for me. I think it will be cool for me to be able to go back and watch myself paint and see how I get to the end result. I don't know when the video will actually be posted, but I'll make sure and blog about it when it happens. What would you like to see me make a video about?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thoughts for the End of the Year

This year has been full of good times, and lots of struggle. There have been lots of ups and downs, and unfortunately I've mainly focused on the down times. Why is it that it's so much easier to recognize the negative rather than the positive?
Well this year hasn't been all bad. We started out the year getting the most adorable puppy ever, we've had our first anniversary, a new church, a new youth group to work with, a new group of friends in our small group, I've made a lot of art this year, and I've even sold a few pieces.
It really has been a good year, but I want this next year to be even better. I have mentioned things I want to do like making art every day and donating the proceeds to a charity, I want to blog more, I want to get my art seen by more people, I want to start making art for other people not just for myself. I want other people to enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it. Not sure yet how I'm going to accomplish all these goals, but I've learned to just take it one day at a time otherwise I get overwhelmed with it all.
So for those of you who actually read this, what are some things I can do to sell more art? What kind of things should I make? What would you buy if you were looking for art for your home?
I need some new ideas, and I'm working on a few new things but I'm not ready to share them yet.
So what should I do???

Thursday, December 6, 2012

365 Project

There are all kinds of 365 projects out there, but I've always looked at them as something impossible to complete. This coming year I think I'm going to try my own. I want to make art every day this next year. It can be anything and any size. I'm also thinking about making small pieces of art every day to sell, and the proceeds will go to a charity of my choice at the end of the year. If I sold each piece for $5 that would make a lot of money in one year. I'm going to keep thinking about it this month and decide what I want to do.
I want to learn new styles/ techniques and I think doing art every day will help me to grow as an artist and learn new things. One artist that I absolutely love is Agnes-Cecile and I would love to learn her technique. So that's one of the things I'm going to work on this next year. I also want to practice just portraits in general and get better at that because right now I kind of suck. So I want 2013 to be a year of transformation in my artwork. Hopefully that will include being able to sell my art, and just share it with others. But even if no one else ever owns a piece of my art it will still make me happy creating.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What's the point?

That's what I've been feeling lately... "What's the point?" No one really pays much attention to my art other than clicking "like" on a picture on Facebook but no one really wants it. I've invested time and money into my art, and I'm the only one who enjoys it. I really want to share my art with others, but unless people actually buy it, then I don't think I can keep doing it. It costs to much money, and it's not like we can display it all in our house. I don't know what to do... I'm not sure why it is that other people I know can sell paintings left and right, but I can't sell even one. Do I just suck that much?
I would really appreciate thoughts/ feedback on this.

I'm just kind of stuck right now.