Google is making me motivated…

As I’m sat here completing a certificate in digital marketing with Google (https://digitalgarage.withgoogle.com) I’m thinking about making best use of my website to raise my profile. One message it keeps pushing at me is the need to up date with new content, and unfortunately I’ve not been doing a very good job of that!

Since posting in March, about the fact I’ve not been posting much I have successfully completed one new print that has been uploaded to the website and released for sale. Admittedly this is not the volume of new work that I thought was coming. So I thought maybe this time rather than saying work is coming I’d share what I have been up to and what I will be up to over the next couple of months. (If I write about it here I have to follow through with it, don’t I?)

So what have I been up to?

I’ve expanded the places you can purchase my Art, Prints and Cards from to include The Bristol Shop (www.thebristolshop.co.uk). The Bristol Shop is a wonderful online store selling all sorts of fabulous Arts and Crafts from Bristol based Artists. It would be well worth going and checking out some of the great Art on their site. My Artwork launching on The Bristol Shop also coincides with the release of the Cut and Stick series being produced as smaller prints at A5 size making them perfect for gifts! If you’d like to see the prints and cards they are also available from Craftisan, Niche Frames and my own online store.

OK that’s work, what about the Art?

I guess that’s the ‘work’ side of what I’ve been up to and thought I should share and I’ll be writing some more posts about my creative process and the amount of work that get’s thrown out because I’m not happy with it over the next few weeks. I’m planning to return to actual ‘real’ painting over the summer and will be setting myself up to complete two (at least) very different paintings that I’ve been playing with the ideas for, for a while. I intend to share updates on their progression frequently. The journey from conception to end and seeing the work mature is far more interesting than just being presented with a static image at the end.

What else have I been up to?

We’ve covered what I’ve been up to as far as selling myself goes. We’ve covered that I’ve been planning and trying out various things and that I’ll be posting more and laying bare some of my thought processes for work over the near future I guess that only leaves what I’ve been up to outside of my own little Arty world. In January I started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Barra Bristol and whilst it has arguably slowed me down creatively the benefits it have given are great. The picture at the top of the post is a group shot of the club with Roger Gracie at a recent choke seminar. If you are looking for something to eat in to your ‘spare’ time, I’d recommend going giving it a go! I guarantee you will not be disappointed and you’ll come away bruised, achy but thrilled!