So, I need to apologize, first... I didn't realize how bad the spell check function was on this website. I was relying on it a little too much and I've been finding horrible grammar errors all over this place!
So IF you are a grammar freak, very very sorry. you can totally tell me, if you spot them, and I will fix them promptly.
I'm genuinely dumb founded by how bad it was. (I'm also annoyed because there are some apps in the interface that do not allow 'copy pasting' and so things like my new FAQ page, and to be entirely rewritten manually... it was incredibly frustrating... I found out it is just a trick they use to get you to buy an expensive FAQ chat-bot... good trick, but dirty)
on to the original intent of this blog.
I was going through my old style page, and I realized that I was trying to dump LITERALLY everything I knew about art onto it, in the hope that would help my clients better... BUUUUUT here's the thing...
The fact of the matter is, you guys don't need to actually know that whole world of art to seek out art that you want.
And It is my job to make wicked art.
And it's my job to know how it works, and to apply that knowledge effectively.
This has been a little bit of a hard lesson for me to learn for two reasons...
1. I've always been a helpful person... and this sometimes means that I will go out of my way to accommodate the needs of others.
Sadly, this helpfulness can also create an unhealthy imbalance in the relationship between artist and client... and as a result SOMETIMES I get steamrollered over... and all the while I'm still smiling and waving and ask "is there anything I can do to make this experience better for you?"... pretty freaking crazy when you look at objectively
2. I think I'm a teacher at heart... so I feel like knowledge shouldn't be horded like a bad TLC episode. This means sometimes, despite my intentions I'll slip into "teacher mode" in ways that I didn't mean to...
It can be frustrating because I don't realize until after the fact, that I've just went right over everyone's head's a little bit... and while I thought the lesson made sense, I have a class that is confused because I was going way to fast for them.
I think that the worst thing about this entire "working through the bullshit" process... is that I have to make new clearer boundaries... and it really blows sometimes...
There is a Ton of value to this learning process...but I would be lying if I didn't admit that my brain is rebelling a lot with this process and trying to find niceness loopholes...
If I am being honest my heart and my head will always be battling with that one a bit.
SOOOOOO!... What I would very much like to do, is still provide that information, It's just going to be in a new location... here. on the blog.
I know my schedule gets a little messy and I can't keep up with it all the time... but I want the blog space to be the new place I provide that wealth of knowledge without being forceful about it.
I don't really know how many people read these, but I want to encourage it.
I also want to explore the youtube idea further... I think vlogging is a little lame... but I also know that there is a whole generation out there that hates reading and could not be bothered with anything longer than a "TWEET"... god forbid they actually have some context to a conversation before forming their own opinion about the subject...
(very sorry, I'm frustrated with my generation and ignant-iddy-bitties that followed... This being said... I have had my moments where I was the same... it's why deleting the facebook app from my phone was the best thing I ever did for myself...) just... at least make an honest college try before giving up on the learning bit...
any ways... very sorry for the rant time... A.D.D.
So I will be posting my leftovers from my style page on my blog section. and eventually I will be going through each thing and try to explain it and give more examples of the style.
I am hoping that sharing this information will help my clients to grow. If nothing else I would hope that this is a way for people to explore the possibility of my art being "their jam"
***if you think this is a good idea please feel free to give it a "like" with the heart icon, or leave me a comment with any questions you might have.
I'm very much an open book and genuinely want people to learn from this info.