I used to think I was fairly competent and could find my way around the ‘web’. Taking on the ‘blog’ has taught me exactly how far behind I have gotten! I have had quite a few challenges over recent years and have always survived on HTML and believed ‘Web 2.0’ was still in the future. Well, I woke up!
So the question remains, now that I am awake, what do I do with this? I am an artist after all. What do I need to keep up with all this stuff for?
Clearly, making changes will never be as simple as it was, but, what ever gets easier as we get older? Making art has changed, but, very little by comparison to the selling of art. There are a lot of us out there and reaching people is becoming harder and harder with the traditional methods. People have a lot of choice. On the surface, this is good, but in reality, it is harder for our customer as well. How do you find the right match? Galleries are still the best way to buy art, in my opinion, but with so many artists, how do you connect?
Knowing a little about the artist can often affect the way I view their art – not always mind you – but with so much competition for my buying dollar, that can be the thing that pushes me to buy one creation over another when I am moved by both. Budget does not allow me to get both, in most cases. So as the artist, I want to influence that to the person who might be interested in my work. Perhaps something about what I do, where I do it or just the nutty stuff going on ‘upstairs’ might make contact. I want that connection with people. I want them to connect to the work and if knowing a bit about me enriches that, then all the better.
So that brings me back to technology. I am still struggling with how this ‘blog’ works. There are lots of things that I think I have done, that are yet to show up. But, I’ll get there – and I’ll be glad I did.