So, it turns out that I'm bloody awful at this whole self-promo thing.
There. I admit it.
It's a funny thing, being a creative; there are so many different breeds of us that it's easy to get swept up in the idea of how we should be doing things, based on how other creators are working, that we more often than not end up in a state of total analysis paralysis and we don't do anything.
I, for one, am definitely more a "behind the scenes" kinda creative - and I don't mean that in the "hey, come and check out what I've been working on before it gets edited and posted to the 'gram".
...I'm talking more of the backstage crew, that diligently works away in the background of a production to create something magical, but the audience rarely even notices that they're there. They just see the final product.
...and I kinda like working that way.
Contrary to all of the sparkles and brightly coloured hair, I'm actually not one for the spotlight. My introversion (and tbh; my anxiety that people might think I'm a total try-hard and loser) wins over, every time.
The only thing is, when it comes to running a small biz like this one, I know that people want more! They want to see who is making their goods, how they are being made - people love a creative process. They love realness.
I know this, because that's exactly what I love about some of my favourite creative businesses!
My buddy, and one of my biggest inspirations @sarahconnorceramics, is absolutely nailing the vibe I wish I had. Not only is she creating some kickass products (seriously, her work is amazing. Go follow her on insta now!) I simply adore watching her IG stories and reading her posts, showing exactly what she's up to in her studio. Warts and all.
I love the way she creates and launches her pieces; she has such a loyal following of friends and fans that even I find myself getting excited for her when she has a launch and it's not even my biz!
So, I'm gonna work on it. I'm trying to develop a sharing and social media style that works for me, that is a little more than my current one post every 400 years, but not quite an every day share.
It's gonna be irregular and erratic and creatively chaotic (because, pfffft to routine) and it's going to be all of those things that make me, me - but there will be more to see of the teeny little makeshift workspace I call Artemiss HQ! And there will be more work-in-progress stuff! All shared in my own unique creative style.
And one day, when I can either afford my own PA or find myself a hottie instagram husband that will shower me with candid snaps and flattering filters, all of those things will increase and become more streamlined.
Until then though, I'll be here. Behind the screen. Sketching. Printing. Creating. Forgetting to post most of it, but doing my best.
Because that's all any of us can really do, right?
Busy being my bestest self,