Monday, 10 March 2008

The story so far

It seems that if I'm not being creative painting a picture, I'm being creative putting words together to describe how I'm creative with producing my artwork. So, since I've finished the erotic landscape now, I've been busy over the weekend thinking about what I'm going to write about myself for a new book I'm going to be featured in, along with other artists. What to put in, what to leave out. What's going to be interesting for people to read. How to keep it succinct and informative. How to describe my creativity, which paintings to feature that show my versatility and subject matter. I have to consider how my feature will compare with the other featured artists and try and get my personality across within the words. Mmmm...... So, how do I identify myself, and describe my journey so far, what inspires me, what I paint and why I paint it, the way I paint it, any funny stories I have connected with it and what I think may be interesting for others to read. I'm not sure exactly how much of being a professional artist is down to painting, and hopefully selling my art, and how much is actually down to promoting myself, so that I can sell my art. Each needs the other and works in conjunction with the other. I need to think which avenues to choose that promote me in the best way I want to be promoted. But I think this particular book will be very helpful in doing just that. But I just need to get the words right.

20 comments:

Luka said...

It's always a tricky thing having to condense yet promote yourself via a few well chosen words. Good luck with the book, sounds like a great opportunity.

Jackie Adshead said...

Luka - Yes, it is, and thankyou!

Indigo said...

I'm sure you'll find the power within you,and the strength as an amazin artist to take the right path, to find the space that you're searching for.. it will all come together, & you Will succeed.. have faith in your belief

nitebyrd said...

Write like you paint and you'll have no problem.

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - Thanks, I do have faith in my belief!

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - Wow, thanks for that inspirational comment!

Vi's Biggest Fan!!! said...

A book? How cool!!!

I know you'll find the perfect words! You're a brilliant blogger as you are an artist! :-) xx

Jackie Adshead said...

Vi's biggest fan - Thanks for your confidence, I'm not so sure, but I'll give it a try!

Vi said...

I'm sure you'll have no problem expressing yourself! You do it so well!

Jackie Adshead said...

Vi - Aw, thanks!

DJ Kirkby said...

Jackie
That book sounds really interesting!

having my cake said...

Like I said in the comment on the last post, that programme was really interesting learning how the various artists went about their work. Your blog posts are always very well written so Im sure you'll have no problem with the book.

Jackie Adshead said...

Having my cake - Thankyou, I'm glad you find what I write about well written, that's praise indeed!

And having spent the last five days working on it, I hope what I've written is acceptable!

Jackie Adshead said...

dj kirkby - I hope so, and I'm also hoping to feature your painting in it, amongst others!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

OH Jackie, I'm so excieted for you. Those are good questions though...I think you will decide exactly which to put in.

That is so amazing. I think its a grand opportunity. The book will do wonderfully, honey. Please let us know when it will be out...I want to buy several. There are many artist in my family.

fab post...eeeek! I can't wait to see it.

Jackie Adshead said...

Spiky zora jones - Thankyou, I think it's a grand opportunity too!The book should be out in the summer I think. I'll let you know, if you still want to buy some copies, I'll have some to sell.

Indigo said...

Jackie..well if you have faith in your belief then you're almost there.

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - yes, I am!

DJ Kirkby said...

I would love for the painting you did for us to be in it! I want to buy the book too so make sure to let us know when!

Jackie Adshead said...

dj kirkby - Certainly I'll let you know, and I can understand your excitement over your painting being published in it!