Sick Yes, Productive Yes!

Well, it’s been another leak under the weather for me. This is the third time in the last few months that I’ve had to fight for my health. It started out as a sinus infection and quickly got worse from there. I went to the doctor’s office and was able to get some drugs in me, and am finally feeling better. So, all I can say about being sick is that it sucks! Between my head pounding in my nose running and I haven’t been able to concentrate enough to much, even watch TV. I had to miss a few days from work. Didn’t want to infect the entire office ya know! Yeah, not the entire office.

Even though of the down in the dumps, I have been able to stay somewhat productive. I  bolstered up my Twitter followings to over 200 (from a pitiful 100). I had only been messing around with Twitter not paying much attention to it. Then I got the bright idea (though not original idea but bright) to expand my following.  My whole goal for attracting so many Twitter followers is to publicize and hopefully I’ll be able to sell some of my artwork. I put a little effort into gaining followers and wallah now I’m up to 200 in a few days! But that was not the end of my sick time endeavors! A few weeks back I was introduced to a website specializing in helping individuals sell their handmade or vintage goods. I’m sure most of you are aware of Etsy.com. I guess I’m just a late bloomer when it comes to Internet selling and buying. I finally opened up an Esty account this week.  Now, I just have to get some artwork on there to sell. I’ll publish the storefront as soon as I have some stuff on it to sell.

With the new Etsy website I’ve been thinking about revisiting old project of mine, where I painted to little faces on rocks. They sold fairly well on eBay last time I listed them. I was able to sell some sketches too but mostly at a loss. I really don’t care about the money I was just jazzed that someone was interested in my art enough to pay a few bucks for it! I guess I’m doing all of this so I can validate or feel like my artwork is good enough for people to enjoy. Most of my work I do for myself I don’t even think about an audience. I just paint or draw what’s on/in my mind. Some of the images to come up with seem to be a little disturbing to some people. But, I figure with a wide enough audience it’s possible that I can find my niche. Hopefully someone will like my artwork decide they’d like to have it on a wall somewhere.  That’s the reason why I have been publishing a lot of my artwork online and trying to get a large number of followers on Twitter. I’m widening my audience, making a little blip on their radar going through the numbers and finding those people who would enjoy something that I created. Well that’s the theory anyways…

kinda productive for being under the weather huh?

ta for now -PJ70

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