I've heard this website for artist to find patrons. People who help to keep em making art and maybe get something back from the artist (well the word artist is wide here, there seem's to be bloggers, youtube people, about lot's of different kind of stuff) so I'm thinking to list my self there too. Because I do so called slow art, and even that I don't ask even thousands from them usually, the customers are hard to find this economic downtime's that governments only want to make worse because the capitalism is what rules now'a'days. SO Because I have quite many followers in facebook, I do get nicely likes for my art photos and videos have been seen. I thought I give it a try... maybe there's people who are willing to spend dollar, euro or couple a month to help me to do the one thing I'm good at.
This way I could take my art to next level, do more art, do more sculptures. maybe even rent a tiny studio where to do art... get proper video making tools so my videos would look better and that way too get more people to enjoy watching me working.
Because right now, I work from either our home living room when everyone else is sleeping or when I'm visiting my mother's place, I borrow her garage (but it's cold one so can't use it at winter time) basically art helps people, not just the artist but people who see em too. that's a fact. I've been told often that my art is amazing and people enjoy to see it, but it's not something that everyone would want at them house, but they love to see it when they visit gallery, or library or somewhere public.
Tight now I'm occupied with artbazaar next weekend I need to back my stuff, make sure I get all the things ready (that's why I'm currently at my brother's place and smoking some last summer sculptures.
I hate to live in country where everything is expensive and to start your own business you have to dive in such a huge pile of crap (read bureaucracy) that if you ain't already rich.. it's hard. because you have to be able to buy every darn licence and make tax things and the best part of this all is that.. to get some start money.. you need to show people how much you can make money.. but you can't know that before you have the business?
so.. I would like to stay doing art, having exhibitions (but I would do that around the world not just northern Finland) and talk with people about art. but that too, need's money because, this may come shock to some... gallery's are businesses. artist need's to buy time and room from there.. expect if you are some darn famous already, then gallery might actually give you free or even pay you. it's a weird world.. it's same in Finland. to get art stipend you need to be already famous and making money from your art! meaning.. the people who need the art stipend, won't get it.
so we'll be back to subject many patron from my hopefully fans, people pay me little a month, but if there's many fan in game. it'll be enough.
And I will be giving back to you all. If this starts to work, there will be stuff back at you. like, I can send you my coloring pages email, make wallpapers from my art/ photos .. all depending how much are you willing to spend to help me be what I'm meant to be.
There are so much things I would like to take my art in.. or start doing again.
Like jewelry making.. I did love to do silver jewelry.
I would, and will, someday start doing tattoos too. I have designed many for other's, but I haven't ever done my self because I don't have equipment or money to get ones..