The interesting outcome of setting up the facebook artist page is that so many people have said to me ‘I thought you just worked with paper’.
Although I haven’t got a large following yet, I like the fact that people I don’t know are liking the page. I’m going in the right direction then.
I was talking to one of my work colleagues yesterday about it and she suggested I use instagram as well. Not really sure how that works with building an audience, but as its free, there’s nothing to lose eh?
Finding the time to do all this promotion though is really hard. Using things like axisweb isn’t working at all, so I probably won’t renew my membership for that. The biggest hits to my website come from twitter funnily enough, so I’ll keep tweeting.
Now though, I’ve finally got a whole weekend off, so I really must get down to the studio to do some work.
I’m not very good at documenting my work. I realised this when I decided to set up a facebook ‘artist’ page, to use as a tool to separate images of my work from personal posts .
Where is my work???
I’ve spent hours and hours, searching files on both my laptop, the old pc I don’t use any more and endless discs that have been stuffed in drawers and forgotten about. Absolutely no order or logic in filing them .
Most of my work hasn’t been documented anyway. I work on it and then show it (sometimes) and then it’s abandoned. Forgotten. No record.
It was important to ME in my head, but not necessary for the eyes of others.
So how did I get to this subject? Well…..in the last couple of weeks, I was introduced to two artists on two separate occasions. We had a chat and they asked me what I did…
Even though I move in similar circles (or so I thought) and my CV appears better, there was no recognition of me or my work. That’s no major concern I know, but I had heard of them.
Why is that? What are they doing to make their profile more obvious than mine?
I discussed it with another artist and he suggested a facebook page. I’m not sure about this, but I set it up and will load it with a variety of things I’ve done. Even commercial things which I would never show on my website.
It feels like a loathsome thing to do (IMO) but do or die as they say.