What I'm dreaming at?
I'm dreaming that I could make a living by ceramic's and art (in that order) even if I would win from lottery.. I would still want to do ceramic. It's something dear to me, because... It's the best way for me to express all the things that happens inside me. It's not the only way. but the best way. It's not best only because I feel like it, it's best also because people are willing to buy ceramics from me, they even ask me to do stuff. Sadly Ceramics are also the thing that take's most room and equipment. So that's why I'm in Patreon, looking for those who keep saying my art is amazing and how they love it but can't afford to buy anything. Well, Patreon would be great way to support me with smaller money. and hey.. HEY would it not be COOL to tell people that you are Art Patron.
Anyhow... in the meantime, when I'm forced to not to do ceramics, or silver work (that's another what I really love to do, mostly rings, but when I get my own workshop I will start do other stuff too)... where was I.. yes. In the meantime I do what I can.
Draw with pencils
or do some.. weird.. huge art projects.
I'm not huge fan of.. normal painting.. I can do it, I've painted some nice paintings... but what I really like to do is.. dropart. I don't know is that any official way or is there maybe some another name for it.. but I call it dropart because It start whit me dropping coffee/tea/acrylic paint on paper, canvas, or ... something. and sometimes that's all I do.. but then again.. sometimes it's just that beginning of the story.
I know you can't see all the details here and I refuse to upload the better quality image here because... honestly.... I'm afraid that someone steal my art and even that it make's me proud, it also make's things harder for me. But as soon as I manage to organize next exhibition I will let you know and you may go there to see.
Anyhow.. that's how I made Moosefish.. drops first and then a lot's of flowers and other details with markers. I will, if I get permissions, publish a story of Moosefish here later on... the permission part because It's not me who's writing it, but a friend beyond the seas, and I feel quite honored that my artwork has inspired so much.
naturally, sometimes the drop art can be quite simple too... simple but quite beautiful.
some of my Flowers tiny artwork series those too are really bad photos and horrible resolution.. just because.
this is part of all that I do... and no matter do I get Patrons or not.. one way or other I will continue doing art... only difference is that can I keep doing it for all people to see or just for the enjoyments of the few.
I'm not sure how many different things there are in my world that I can actually do for living.
and for sure the ceramic's is the best thing I can actually do and and do good. But I feel so tired that I can't actually do ceramics because I live in country where everything ... oh what's the use. I can only keep on doing what I'm good at.
I don't know why there's so hard for people to support artist... why the same people who look at your art and say tell you how amazing stuff you've made... will not buy anything...
so I started this Patreon thingie, I think it's all fine even with Finnish idiotic laws because I wont be asking just supporters to send money, but I give stuff back too. In theory this could be super great thing for artist... but.. here's the thing. even that I have over 1000 followers in facebook most of them are just.. lurkers.. maybe like some drawing, painting, sculpture now and then. but I have no idea what I'm writing..
I think I'm little depressed at the moment.. I'm a man and I would love to be bring more bread to my family but world around seems to be fighting against me in every turn. I'm broken, I've tried every other profession I've just thought I could handle. but art's n crafts is only that I can do and I'm good at (well, the ceramics at least) but how to make start when everything around you cost more than you can make. to start a business you need to be lawyer just to understand all the bureaucracy... so.. try to think how it feels for man who has dyslexia and bipolar disorder.
I miss my childhood, back then, I think, my brains did work better. Now.. all I need to have small meltdown is to chance in my routine.
still.. I can only hope things will get better. I will continue do art, maybe get somehow better equipment and even small studio .. but it'll be slow when there's no one willing to help. and I can partly understand it. times are horrible...
but It's all I can do.. so .. I do my best to be awesome!
I'm trying out this thing called Patreon.
It should be way for you how want to keep me eating and doing art, to send me little money per month and get something special back for that money.
please check it out and think about it.
me in patreon.
So by accident we found another art bazaar right next weekend then. only one day tough. The sale wasn't as good as in Tornio but it was nice to notice how other artist wanted to do some trading after the day.
And right after that I noticed that my art group, or what you should call em, have this annual art exhibition here in Rovaniemi, and theme is ones something where my art could fit in. So.. had to work fast to make sure there's place for sculpture and take my big Discworld sculpture there.