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Ish because i shouldve sent this one last email xoxo
Its been over a year since i started my newsletter. and it has been a time fr
This gave me a regiment to my art. I’ve always been a bit more reserved when it came to sharing stuff online, and never really knew how to put myself out there. I didn’t know where to start in taking my art career more professionally. I had no real grounding point, and everything seemed non-tangible. If it wasnt immediately infront of me, I had no understanding of how to do it. It being anything art business related; scheduling posts, meetings, calls for art, grants, and developing my career. I had a website and a print store, but it was nothing that needed serious tending to.
But this gave me an anchor; a grounding point. I got comfortable in communicating ideas. More ok with being myself online (i plan on getting hella interviews in the near future (manifesting) so why not share about myself before i blow up? and then yall can b like “oh u changed” and im checking the comments on my ecological disaster mega yacht floating island compound feeling slight senses of remorse xoxo). I got more comfortable with journaling as well. I do believe everyone goes through very similar issues, so talking about them can bring discussions that are more difficult to talk about. And its a contained audience! I do like feeling that a connection is being built with y’all, and its nice to not worry about an ever changing algorithm. I also make a whole event out of writing these - I usually go to a coffee shop or the library and spend the afternoon outside when Im typing these out.
One of the best parts is that I got more comfortable being away from my art. Theres a sense of longevity in an email subscription that is not secured on social media. I am ok with stepping away from the apps, because these emails are a huge way of showing focus and dedication to myself and art practice. Ive been able to spend more time on the business parts of my career (notion has been a saving grace and probs a highlight of the summer tbh). I got more comfy with finding resources online, as before I felt guilty being online instead of not working on art. This has been the best way to create a distance from my artworks while still working on my art.
As someone with scorpio placements (and occasional bouts of guilt for pursuing my dreams and abandonment issues) I can become obsessive. Newsletters have been a way to give my body a rest. And give myself some time to think about the next piece. (if u call me out for still being hyper-focused on art then pls dont its j rly fun and im bored lmao and i want this soooo bad like unghhhhh)
ps. news livers ary? new sliver sary? n ews live r sary? i wanted it to b like newsletter anniversary but u get the vision
pss. i went thru my goals of the year and im hitting them from the back blindfolded w one hand like damnnn
ppss. and i have ideas that r j nefarious now.. I have mediums I want to try out but im still on smalls :( the ideas are ideating tho - i sense a budget coming soon so im ready for it
pspspspsps. I found some local things ima go for. i need it so bad.
ITS TIME FOR THE BIANNUAL REVIEWWWW
every 6 ish months i send out a lil form to see what ppl think of my art and try and get some feedback. its a fun lil activity, and it helps give me some direction in what I should go for. Link here → https://forms.gle/5wGUWir4yaGuVsiM6
omg yayyy another newsletter done and another year of proffessional development wow so nice ttyl
If you have read this more than 3 times and still not subscribed then babe wyd??