I’m in a bit of a conundrum, esoteric thought, thoughts of my wants and needs not only as an artist/photographer/selfrun business owner but also as a technician. Lots of things on my mind.
I support local arts, I put myself out there helping groups work for local charities, provide event services, often free to little cost (usually parking or a booth) to those offering fundraising and help distribute local artists for only enough to cover my costs of entry to an event or for web hosting. Really, I make no money doing what I do in the outside of work world, but I’m also no longer losing money doing it.
I’m looking at changing things. I’m fed up with my 9-5 to a point where it has stressed me to ulcers, sleepless nights, nightmares and a blood pressure level that is not healthy at all.
I want to be able to focus on what I love and who I love, art, artists, family and friends. Help my community, help those in need, help those without a voice and share ultimately my expression with not just the locals but the world.
How is this going to happen? How does one accomplish this?
Well, the thought on it currently is, I’m sitting on roughly 50 thousand images from my career, granted I would not consider them all a piece of art by fancier claims, but each one is a moment in time, captured, beautiful in itself.
I’m going to start selling prints from my adventures, travels, moments in my life, moments of happiness, moments of fear, moments. I hope this will provide what I need to get things going.
I do not want to quit a job, really that helps pay my bills, but I would like to make my art enough of a job so I can work where my heart is, not where my heart drops.
Anything anyone can suggest, do, even sharing a page could mean a new client, could mean a new model to work with, could mean another local artist I can help out, represent, getting us both out there into the world.
For my website, I am going to offer a link for link, as in, you have a link to my page, I put up a link to yours, (please, no pornography or illegal intents). I am also (scared here) looking at facebook ad campaigns.
I want to support local artists more, support local models, support local charity events more than I do already.
Once again, suggestions, thoughts, prayers, all appreciated.
Though, I appreciate if they come via message not comment, so I can review and also not see an unlikely amount of popups all day long but keep them clear and organized for my own mindsakes.
I thank you friends, family, loved ones, for observing my rant.
This made my day :-)
The Alice one is absolute perfection.
Life has been busy again, always seems to be my excuse it seems, however this time, most definitely a worthy one.
Nebuleux is now Nebuleux LTD. I have finally structured myself in a fashion that is akin to not only protecting my personal assets but also to that of a growing business. Yes, last year profits were up, enough to justify this!
I have separated the core business into three parts.
Nebuleux, for my own art and photography. I am in the works of setting up an apprenticeship program for local schools (only planning on taking one person a year or semester). I am trying to work out a way to work with local charities and groups (for Columbus and Delaware). I am also getting the store up and online for some of my prints. I am also putting together my list of adjunct photographers, my backups and regional representation.
Stmartinart (for the more tame of projects), this is almost excluisively me, but I may take the apprentice and adjuncts from nebuleux and use them here as well, this is essentially side two of my photography. (one more tame, one more… relentless).
Dee’s Caravan. For those that have seen Nebuleux at conventions selling art, leather, chain, etc this is now the name we will operate under. Simply to keep things separate and easier to remember.
In all this I am re-evaluating my staffing, my presence, everything. It is taking a lot out of me and I appreciate the patience that everyone has had in my non business life. I am slowly working everything out in all sides and I hope to be in a much better place soon. I am trying, my damndest to make this a full time gig for myself. As much as I like tech work, art is my passion, it is my drive it is my soul.
That being said, I am looking for models, right now in a p2p sense, but eventually I hope to be able to pay. If you are interested and like my work and like wookies (me), hit me up.
So I may have possibly previously mentioned a certain productivity-enhancing extension so you all know I’m Good for this, right, I know what I’m talking about
, I got the goods, slyly opens trenchcoat
It’s 2014 and everyone’s talking about how they’re gonna make it their year - well HabitRPG is one of the best productivity tools I’ve ever used and it makes even the most difficult and laborious of tasks so much easier, and helps beat procrastination like nothing else I’ve ever used.
It’s free, so you might as well give it a try before you go back to school, college, or work!
Tempted to try
Rebloging for later
This….this is gamification.
Glow in the Dark Photography by Arthur Wernest
OH MY, WANT TO DO THIS
- Dated: late 19th–early 20th century
- Geography: Indonesia, Borneo
- Culture: Kenyah or Kayan peoples (Malaysia & Indonesia)
- Medium: steel, brass, wood, antler ,bone, hair, tradecloth, fiber
- Measurements: overall length 31-1/2 inch
So bloody awesome!
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