Advertising, keeping up the appearance around internet... trying to find customers and patrons.. It take's a lot out of man.
I decided to go back for Etsy even that it cost more than I would like to pay.. but it has system that might just work. I won't upload everything there.. mostly jewelry and sculptures.. maybe original paintings too.. not sure yet about that.. basically Deviant Art is good for prints but there's no option, sell the original and people just don't ask.. so I think it might be smart to have the originals on sale too.
oh. and please hit the addBut no worries, as usually, it's just the beginning part that take's time and nerves more than I usually have. I didn't punish my self to much yet.. uploaded just the expensive jewelry there... those that took me ages to make... sculptures and cheaper jewelry can wait.. I just wanted to open the shop as soon as possible. and now I should try to just wait and continue keeping up my appearance.
Today is one of those days that I hope that I would have choose Art earlier in my life... because I feel that I have lost so much years and possible audience, customers and such... like.. I had account in Deviant Art over 9 year before I realized it could be usable thing... sure I gain quite fast watchers there.. but.. what a waste.
I understood today that I need to be patient now.. basically I started the Patreon just couple months ago and the fact that I have one amazing Patron there already.. well. that's quite awesome thing. but I'm not patient man so it's hard for me to wait and see how things take air under wind.
So I have to now just wait with Deviant Art, Patreon and Etsy.. show up there.. let people know I'm there.. upload stuff and ... wait. I'm sure that someday the right people find me.. and people who already love my art get lottery win and .. get great jobs.. and... stuff..
It's sad that people must push the need for art backwards... well.. I know that my art is not the easy stuff.. not everyone can handle the Moosefish hanging on the wall :D and I'm not so famous that people would buy just because of the name... But I'm lucky.. I really am. I know theres lot's of people who love my art... it's just the finding the right customer for every work I've made.. that's the hard part.
I continue.. nothing can stop me making art.. it's in my blood and I can't help it.. nor even want to stop. Sure some "normal" job would be easier and made more money.. but I'm easygoing . I don't need much so I can wait... for now ;)
oh and.. please. do hit the advertise links around. it bring's me little coins.