Hello people. I'm here. Writing.
So... wait.. sorry, I need to speak to my Finnish only audience a bit first.
Hei, kaikki Suomalaiset, minä olen oikeasti pahoillani, että lähes koko sivustoni on Englanniksi, minä olen koettanut tasapainoilla tässä asiassa, koska kaikki taiteestani kiinnostuneet ovat minulle tärkeitä, mutta vaatii hyvin paljon työtä tehdä kaikki kaksikielisesti, joten puhtaasti matemaattisesti ja tilastoja sivuiltani katsottua, olen päättänyt tehdä blogini lähinnä Englanniksi. 80% sivustoni vieraista on ulkomaailta. Facebookiin jatkan päivittämistä sekä Suomeksi että Englanniksi, ja tietenkin vastailen molemmila kielillä jos joku haluaa jutella.
Lyhyesti. Kerron tässä.
*Blogiini alkaa tulla juttuja muustakin kuin taiteestani, saatan kirjoittaa Hyvästä oluesta jonka maistoin, kuuntelemastani kirjasta, metsästysreissusta...
*Että jatkossa, teen vain taidetta mitä haluan tehdä. Tilauksetkin teen minun tavallani sillä sitä tarkoittaa se, että tilataan taideteos. Se ei tarkoita, että kerrotaan mitä halutaan yksityiskohtaisesti vaan sitä, että sanotaan. Haluan Sinun tekemäsi pöllöveistoksen, maisemamaalauksen tai lyijykynä piirrustuksen lapsistani.
Tämä ei ole kritiikkia asiakkaitani kohtaan, vaan minua kohtaan. Olen toiminut itseäni vastaan kyselemällä tarkkaan mitä asiakas haluaa vaikka kyse on siitä, että kun minulta tilataan teos, on kyse Minun tekemästäni taiteesta jota halutaan. Aihe voidaan sopia, mutta miten sen esitän on minun valintani.
Tilauksista tulen pyytämään etumaksua jota en palauta, mutta loput voi jättää maksamatta jos ei lopputulos kelpaa.
I feel I need to be honest here. So I will be.
I have tried to keep my art profile clean, only art stuff... and as you can see, there's not much blogs, mostly because when I do my art, I pour my feelings in it, and after, when time for writing it, I'm stuck. Also, I hardly ever remember to take photos when I work, and even that I've worked with these... it seem's that somethings are hard to change.
So I Open my blog a bit, I will start writing here other stuff too, things that are important to me, as human and as artist. I will keep politics and religions out of it, no matter what I think of those, because honestly, I think those two are two of the three reasons of war's in earth.. third is corporations (all of em, gun's, medical.. capitalism will destroy humankind quite soon).
I have rip down the ad's here... I decided, that's not the way I want to go. Lately... I have realised that I've been going to the wrong way in life.
I don't like capitalism, money is not so important to me. What's important to me, is art and crafts, nature and to be good.... so why have I hurt the real me for such a long time by doing against me?
I don't make art to get rich, I make it to make me and people around feel. So why do I bother to look around me to see what sell's and try to copy that, when it's not my art?
I'm taking my art back. I won't take any new custom order's just because I'm Artist. I will explain this to my customers personally more, but I will open it here a bit.
I don't do photorealistic art, not because I couldn't (well, maybe I could, maybe I could not). To me, art is not about to make an exact copy of something.. photographers are for that. If you want me to paint your child's portrait. I will do it, I will ask you a photo but what I will give you is not just painted version of that photo, if that's what you want, take that photo and have it enlarged to a print.
No, what I do, is I take the feeling I GET from that photo (or usually I want to actually meet the subject of piece of art.) and translate it to art. (but if you want me to make a sculpture of someone, I need more than just one photo.. the best will be if the subject sit right in front of me and I work.
You can ask for me to use coffee, tea, clay or ink, or more traditional materials.You can't ask me to paint like Van Gogh (I love and admire old masters, but I don't want to be them) But I will not show you when I work, I will not explain my self. If you stuck your fingers to my art, you pay extra. If you don't agree this, don't order art from me.
I can do this and I will. I need to do this to keep it real.
I keep my prices down (oh I know there's lot's of people who think different.. but look around you, I don't paint black dot on canvas and ask 12000e for it, I will never do that) I ask price that covers my materials and my time, I don't ask money because I have written my name in it.
My art is meant to bring happyness and make you feel, and if student with low income walks to my desk in artbazaar and loves something, and I can see that. I have the right to lower the price or agree on instalments. It's not bad business, it's me being human.
If jerk with money walks to my desk and just say: "I want that!" I have the right to double the price, just because. Deal with it.
Why all the changes? You ask?
Because I have evolved back to be me, but now I have working medication and that means I can and will find a job to make everyday living easier, and that will release me from the burden of making art that sell.
I have came to see the fact, that My art is MY ART and it need's to be something that I want to make.
I can't be in Art Business, I can't rape art such away and if people can't understand it.. well.. buu huu. I'm ARTIST who make art, and sometimes sell it.
I realised now, that this look's like I'm complaining about my customers.. it's not the meaning of mine. I'm sad and angry to me. I've lost my way because of the smell of money and now I will take control back.