... and I do get back up again, but it gets harder each time!
I'm talking about my efforts to sell my art. I must admit I don't put in as much effort as I perhaps should and I think this mainly stems from the fact I have a busy day & night job, so my artistic endeavours have to wait until my rest days.
I recently asked on Folksy about people's art buying habits. And I got a good response with food for thought. Shock, horror some people simply don't really see the point in art, don't appreciate it, others buy cheap shop prints to go with their decor. Some love art but just can't afford it (including me! I have a painting wishlist for if ever I come into some money)
I agree with the majority of repsondents that a lot of people would rather see art in the flesh before they buy it. Although I've bought works online and have always been pleased with the result- I think technology can capture pieces well if they don't have a lot of texture.
So I spent yesterdsay emailing galleries in the North East, basically pimping myself out! Fingers crossed that some positives come out of it, because rejection is a horrible thing, and I've had my share of this, art wise! The carefully worded replies always stress it's nothing personal, but hint at a question of taste. But it's hard to *not* take it personally when someone doesn't like what you produce...
And on that note, look at what one cheeky bugger has graded my paintings on ispyart!
Oh well! Onwards and upwards... maybe something good will come out of joining www.newcastleartistssociety.com