Last week a friend asked me if I’m going to do NaNoWriMo. I said, “No!”
50,000 words of a novel is NOT on my list of goals this month – especially not when I’m focused on my Mind Drawing Children’s Stories project, with an exhibition in Port Fairy in a couple of days!
But it just occurred to me that I could do NaBloPoMo, which is a commitment to write a blog post each day for November.
I do believe some readers would be interested to peek behind the scenes of this artist’s life. So I’ll keep you posted.
It may not be pretty, but it will be pretty honest – such as the mess in the featured photo that shows the evidence of today’s activity mounting and framing some of the work for the exhibition.
I also had twelve larger drawings scanned so people will be able to order giclee prints. Because it’s a touring exhibition, I won’t be able to sell the original works, so I’ll make the art available in the form of secondary products such as prints, greeting cards and a book.
Does it sound odd to hear me referring to my work as a product? To be able to explore the Mind Drawing art form and to work with the community, I need to have a sustainable practice; and that doesn’t happen without sales of some sort.
For me, I’d like it to be derived from a passive, evergreen income stream online, freeing me to be the artist, researching and making the art, and sharing it with the community.