I can create all the artistic products i want to create, or can create, but if I cannot sell them then the pursuit of success fails.
Most people I know are either good at creatively thinking and executing and the rest are good at selling. I am not good at selling. I really believe it is a confidence issue, I am not confident anyone will want to buy what I am selling. I try to do the litmus test- “would I buy this”- of course I would I created it. But in essence I truly believe you have to be in sync with people in general to know what they would like or not. I have never been in sync with people as a whole. Always on the outside, always a little uncomfortable in crowds, or having a conversation, or asking someone to do anything with, or for me. Uncomfortable in my own skin.
This I believe gives me a huge hurdle to cross over in regards to marketing my art. I see this as a two pronged issue. First, marketing is not something I have ever read about or been interested in. Second, I have to believe people would like to buy my art.
All my family has been very supportive and purchased the first coloring book I published, but there is a second one and I will need more than my generous family to believe and buy the books. I need strangers to validate me and purchase my books. I am sure I will find a way to market to a larger audience, I just have to figure out a step-by-step plan that I can follow. Repetition makes tasks easier.
Go to Amazon and check out both the coloring books for sale now….and let me know what you think in the comments…or better yet leave a review on Amazon.
2 thoughts on “The Uncomfortable Side of Art”
If creating art makes you happy, that sounds like success to me. If someone else likes it enough to pay you for it, that’s just a bonus.
Thanks for the feedback. I do love doing my art, it is a calming and satisfying thing for me.