When I first started my art, Zentangle, I thought, "Wow, this is going to get me far!" And I had high hopes that I'd sell alot of my pieces and get a name for myself. I see this type of art form all over the internet and it's got quite a following, but sadly none for me.
I only have one follower, but I think that it's because I don't blog on a daily basis as I would like too. My life at the moment is chaotic and extremely busy and I have way too many things I like to do.
What bothers me the most is that, this type of art form, as different as it is, is not hard to do! It's basically doodling with a purpose! The purpose is to form something unique with it and there are patterns that you can use, buy books with patterns, or just make up your own as you create! So if this art form is so easy, why is it that I can never get anyone to sign up for my classes? Or even better, to BUY my artwork?
Oh sure, I get loads of people telling me how beautiful it is, even tell me that would like to buy it, and then don't. I even went to an Artisan store in Chicago, and my artwork would have fit in great with the other pieces that they had, but they thought otherwise.
I then start to think,why bother? Why should I even bother to go about to create such art work, only to be let down constantly. I am running out of room in my home as to store it! I didn't plan on creating artwork for it to be "stored".
I'm frustrated, and at the point of stopping all together. I seriously doubt that this blog will get any followers but then again, like always, I can hope...but then that too dies, like with everything else I have tried to create.
I have another Art Show in Plainfield, Illinois, it is to be held September 11th.
Call for Artists!
Plainfield River Days Art Fair
Plainfield Art League Presents “Plainfield River Days Art Fair” along the west side of the Dupage River in downtown Plainfield September 11, 2010 10:00am to 6:00pm. This art fair is being held in conjunction with The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation.
Hopefully I'll get some buyers, but I'm not holding my breath.