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Liminal work era
In precarious markets and a fumbling economy, it is time a find a job.
Like many, I was hoping to be able to be fully on my feet as an artist by now. I’ve been posting art since 2020 and have only gotten better. Unfortunately, I have forgot that marketing is a thing, and to sell pieces, you have to have pieces for sale. Truly a tragedy. Alas, I have very few plans to open a store yet so oopsies lmao. DM if u want something tho we can see what works xoxo. But now i need /a job/ so I can keep creating while still being a human. I want to buy art supplies, go out with friends, and get silly little drinks at the silly little cafe. And to be self sufficient bc its time i grew up.
I am living at my parents house, which is really a blessing. I didn’t think I would get to have a relationship with them like this when I was younger, so it is really nice. But now I want to build a good safety cushion before I move out. Student debt is also a wee bit scary but I’ll figure that out. I want to focus on growing accounts, and stepping up my reels. And applying to places nearby! Theres a few exhibits I’ve applied to, and I wanna get into the DC art scene to meet ppl. A vending opportunity would also be fire.
I am trying to find a job that can help my art. I’ve been applying to museum jobs and gallery jobs, but it has been tough. I am hoping to get a job that would give me either a better understanding of art or a better understanding of the art world and history. But theres so many skills to learn in every job that can be applied to art. A teaching job can help you learn how to discuss a topic, create a dialogue, and understand how to educate people. A cashier job can teach you how to process numbers, manage materials, and talk with clients. The small talk skills gained from that can lead to huge things in life. Manual labor will teach you health, and also a better understanding of the human body, which is great for those doing figurative artworks, or use people a lot in their pieces. Labor overall teaches you how money works, and this immersion in the world can give you ideas and reasons to create. Any career you get can help in your art, as long as you do its consciously. I still want a job within the art world, but I know that anything can help with my art.
So while I create, I hope to get some funds doing so
We slay, and much love,
ps. ive got prints againnnn yayyyy and its not as sketchy yayyyy
pss. I am entering my outside era and i am ready. I am also broke so its more like im entering my patio era. we move tho.
psss. I plan on doing an online sale for some of my stamps tho - lets get that going first
and we r done! i wanna stop using linktree and j direct to my website too so lets start doing that
its my 26th newsletter we did it joe xoxo sub below tho like??