UPDATED February 23, 2019:
Last week, I posted a poll for my readers over 50, wanting to know what are our two biggest challenges to creating art.
The first thing I learned from the poll is that people of my generation do not follow instructions.
Basically, a request to click boxes on a form was more of a conversation starter…which is fine. I received the vast majority of responses in comments left on Facebook, Instagram and here on the blog. One friend even decided that instead of answering the poll he would just write his own book. I’m very happy for you, M.T..
I really do appreciate all of the helpful responses. I was a little bit surprised at the answers, but it gave me a good idea of where I need to start in developing my first workshops.
These were the top challenges listed:
23% – Making time to create art
19% – Finding places to sell my art (and avoid theft)
15% – Finding inspiration to create new art
12% – Gaining respect as a (especially digital) artist
8% – Printing (file specs, framing, shipping)
8% – Pricing my artwork
7% – Using social media to share my art
4% – Setting up my art webiste
4% – Financial Cost
0% – Networking with other artists
So there you have it. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working on posting workshops to address various aspects of the above issues. Stay tuned!