I don't want to bore you with too much back story, I got into art at a early age. I never took it serious, it got me through my terrible teenage years. Don't get me wrong they were not terrible, I was, sort of a punk, not the cool ones in the 90s, but one to
my family. I managed to find trouble all the time. So I would escape to my room, blast my music and sketch.
I am 33, not old, or so I thought. I have 2 beautiful little girls who have kept me busy for the last 10 years, but now they are in school and I needed something for me to do, I am fortunate that I don't have to work full time. (don't hate! I am not trying to be snobby!) So why not get back into creating art.
Its fun and making a little spare cash is never a bad thing! I can't complain. I opened up a Etsy store last July, I went into it totally blind. My brain can only handle so much reading into things before I start daydreaming and lose my focus. So like everything I do in life, I am learning as I go.
Ok to the point of this journal, I AM OLD! Learning as you go is not as easy as it once was. So many sites, so many rules. I am racking my brain! In the years I have been raising kids technology took off. Its great! but WOW! I read all kinds of things on Etsy and Facebook about getting followers so I did it but it turned into a numbers game. Popularity, fine but half my numbers were likes for likes. Whats that really doing for me. Nothing, its just a nice gesture. I joined groups and starting posting,but some loved it some freaked out SPAMER, what Spam, me how. Oh so this group cool to post stuff and leave a link but this one is not. AHHHHH. I wanted to get notice but how I dont make everyday beautiful art. I am however great at making things look gross dead, twisted. So I figured I would branch out, but where to start, flickr, tumblr, pintrest, google+. So many options. No idea where to start.I have reached out to other artists and they have been great help but what works for one doesn't work for another.
Now I am just ranting. My brain doesn't retain like it once did. Maybe its burnt lol, or maybe that it is even as I am writing this I have me my 6 year old asking me to spell and yelling at me to look at her jump up and down! So I am going to keep writing about my experience with trying to figure out how this new world works.