In a Bottle


21 September 2019. I have such mixed feelings about social media. On one hand I get that people are no longer limited on how to get public attention. Everyone now has a platform to speak their mind, show their work or seek like-minded people.


On the other hand, this public platform seems more like opening a window onto a crowded street and yelling. Sure people hear you but after awhile, don’t we all just tune all of this out?


That said, I do my part and post an Instagram every few weeks and I do have a monthly Foundling e-mail. Just like a website, it’s less about communicating with the world but more about having a place online. A place that should someone try to find me, they can (if you are reading this then you have already found me). Like most artists I don’t get very excited about posting, but I do it... but I would rather be working on my art.


I have to say that perhaps I should be more open minded about these platforms. I have sold four pieces, including the one above, in the last three months through my email blasts. It’s actually rather humbling as it’s so easy to think that I toil on these Foundlings alone and send out e-mails as if they were a message in a bottle—not likely to be answered. Seems like some of my calls have been answered.

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