Hi, All members of the old blog.
Apologies for not sorting this blog sooner but my plan has been over the last few weeks to 100% migrate from Wix to my new web site. This part has proved the most difficult.
Everything about the new site is better apart from the blog section. The only way I can see (at the moment) to have a member only area is to create a subscription to unlock a locked page. While that being tempting, I've decided against it. I don't want to push anyone away and don’t want to come across as "monitising you guys"
First and foremost, this web site is a place to interact and is about sharing my artwork. You guys have been on this journey with me for some time and it means way more than you could imagine. My intention is that you guys will tell people in passing and help get the word out about the artwork. Something that has been working incredibly well. Im grateful. Truly.
To be in a space of creativity and to explore all the four corners without obligations, restrictions or heavy marketing is where I need to be. Everything must be under the umbrella of art. It's the only way.
I'm trying to get a similar system up and running like I had on the old site. I mean. Posting paintings to you guys first for your feedback and giving you all priority should you want to buy it and have it hanging on your wall. I don’t know as yet how I get new members to the blog. I guess I’ll add people that buy a painting or a print for the first time.
I also want to make this blog better than the last one. I want people to be on the site rather than the socials so I'm going to make videos of the work in progress and other content exclusively for the web site.
This artwork mission has become my business now and I’m fortunate because all of my touring work with GN and PWEI has stopped. A lot of musicians are in an awful situation due to Covid and I'm so relieved I made the decision to step aside from music and concentrate on my painting after a very long tour.
Recently with all this web site developing and studio moving it's really taken me away from where my head needs to be for my sanity. At an easel, with paper and with thoughts of something new. Getting ideas down and seeing them through. Interacting and making this more than just posting artwork. I did manage to get three pieces done last week but had the fear that parts of what was built up was falling. Maybe I’m being dramatic, but when one feels something there is generally some truth in it.
So, for now, in regard to the blog, I’m going manually extract all the members from the old blog and send out a newsletter every time I write a new blog. It's the only way I can let you hombres know I have written one, Let’s see how it goes. Please excuse the blunt sales mail that popped out over the weekend. It's faceless and capitalist. I'm no Habitat or Kmart.
Thanks for being on the journey and excuse any new shifts in getting this blog out to you however I can in the simplist way. Am bursting with new ideas and am going into that place of creativity as often as possible. See ya soon!
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