I’m doing it my way…

“I did it my wayyyyyyyyyyyy!” Frank Sinatra started his song with “And now the end is near, so I face the final curtain…” No worries. This illness isn’t terminal and I don’t plan on leaving the internet, just yet. Though, I do have my regrets and have felt like just giving up on putting my work out here for everyone to see. I’ve been posting my work for sale on the internet for about four years, now. I’ve worked a few of the popular print-on-demand sites. Work can mean a lot of things on those sites. Mostly, it really means exhausting yourself. For about a month I’ve entertained the idea of trying to sell work, myself, rather than trying to market it on the print-on-demand sites. Then, I realized that might have its own complications. I can’t give up. I need the money. I can’t work the sites as often as I’d like to because I’m just not well enough to do that. So…what to do?

Press #1 now, to speak to an annoying artist who thinks you should have her artwork in your home!

Press #1 now, to speak to an annoying artist who thinks you should have her artwork in your home!

To be honest….I don’t know. For now, I’m going to keep going, in hopes that things will turn around.  Maybe I’ll have home parties? Go ahead, laugh! If some people can sell Tupperware in other people’s homes, why can’t I do that with my art? How about standing on the street corner, dressed as the statue of liberty, waving a big sign that says “Buy my American Art!” Maybe I’ll become an annoying art telemarketer. Hey..why not? I already have hang-ups.

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8 thoughts on “I’m doing it my way…

  1. I have no idea what the answer is but I have to say I love this line! “Maybe I’ll become an annoying art telemarketer. Hey..why not? I already have hang-ups.”

  2. I can relate with your frustrations, Mel and wish I had some answers. All I can offer is my encouragement. Take care of you and keep letting that sense of humor shine through. ❤

  3. It is almost enough to make one give up painting and take up another line of business – like phone sex. But we have to be creative don’t we? I have never tried the print by order as I want to sell my originals and get them out of my home so I have room for more art. I have a web page, facebook, google+, pinterest and a blog all of which take up time and have added little to my sales. I market locally as much as I can and have my home open as a gallery and both gain sales but never enough to clear my supply. I don’t know the answer but I applaud your sense of humour and wish you success in all your endeavours.

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