Where have I been? Good question. Losing my mind mostly. I joke! Actually, it’s been a good kind of crazy around here. Since I began posting videos of my art making on YouTube a couple of months ago, it’s been an adventure to say the least. Suddenly I’m “talking” to people all over the world! People with questions about a certain technique, or someone wanting to know the difference between this additive and that additive. You get the idea. But more than anything (and I wasn’t prepared for this) I get tons of questions regarding the different materials I use, and where I get them from. I started sending people links and it kind of snowballed from there, until someone told me that I should sign up as an affiliate/associate for some of the companies that I order from. After doing my due diligence research, it quickly became clear that it would mean building onto my website and creating a hub of sorts where people could just hit the link to the product that they’re inquiring about and zing, they’re there. And I’ll tell ya… it has been a lot of work… and I’ve already had to expand one area... the Amazon area. As I’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries from Canada, and a few from the UK, it made sense to add a couple of extra pages for them as well. Now anyone wanting to get their hands on that double barreled torch that I love so much can pick one up with just a click… as long as they’re from the USA, Canada, or UK. It’s all in the Art Supplies Links page on my website.
I’ve been branching out in the studio as well. Experimenting with Yupo paper (and I’m a tad addicted), and even getting my feet wet, so to speak, by jumping into the Epoxy Resin world. And just about all of these little experiments and adventures have been made into videos for YouTube. It’s kind of crazy. I would think that someone like me would be better off making videos doing things that I have a lot of experience with… like layering pouring medium and acrylics… but NO, almost every video I’ve done is a first time experiment of some kind… with the added bonus twist of possible and complete failure. Not to mention that a lot of them have “gone left” while taping, and it’s me just giggling and trying to salvage a project. Most days it works. Not all days. I learn from each of these encounters and I think that’s why I share them. Because it’s all a learning process for me as well… and if I can learn from my mistakes… maybe someone else can get something out of it as well. In the end I really feel that if any of my videos inspire someone to create art…. Ahhhhhh, now that’s the coolest thing ever.
And here are the links to my Art Supplies lists.....
Just click on the flag that represents your country