03 July 2012

What It's All About

I finally figured out what this blog is about. It's about what I've been doing, and it's about what I've been pondering.

The two are closely related.

But I do a lot of stuff, and I ponder much. Lately, I've be working on my image gallery. I even took time off from carving to do that as I needed to have it set up to show friends, buyers, and sellers of my work. (I should note that most of my friends are in both categories with the added bonus of getting gifts.) So here's the latest piece I've put up.

screaming falcon

I'm under a lot of internally generated pressure to get into a show here in Fresno, and I found that the way to really promote one's wares is to have a web page. A gallery owner actually told me that's essential. The funny thing is, I have not gotten much interested in doing "web promotion." By that I mean "web only." What I'm actually doing is going around and meeting people in the local scene, and using my site in much the same way I'd use a printed portfolio. It's not about "generating world wide interest." It's about showing Tom and Mary, who are already interested and want to see more. That's the carving gallery.

So part of "what's it all about" is what it's NOT about.

I shall leave that as an exercise for the reader.

This blog is like a little paper boat I put out to sea which may, one day, reach foreign shores or may, one day, perish. (I will give a star to anyone who knows who I ripped off for that line.) A mentor of mine advised me to keep a journal. He said that I will be glad I did when I'm sixty-five.

Right now, my carvings are generating some fantastic interest. Soon enough, I'll be in a show with other artists, and soon enough, I'll have my own shows. Soon enough I'll have more attention than I want.

In the mean time, I'm enjoying quiet, productive peace.


Anonymous said...

You should know by now that you're simply not real unless you have a web presence ;-)

(even if you're standing right there in front of them ...)

Richard G. Crockett said...

True that, so I have discovered.

"What? No website? Yes, well, if you'll excuse me, I must attend to some long awaited sock washing. Thanks. Goodbye."

Thanks for reading, Geoffrey.

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