I almost missed the email from Alyson Stanfield’s office at ArtBiz Coach asking me if she could feature one of my paintings on her blog a few weeks after. I subscribe to her blog, and have had other emails from her about the courses she runs. I didn’t have time that day, I thought, to open her email. I’m pleased I did. She’d chosen the sheep painting “Feeding Time” to contribute to the conversation she was having about the importance of creating a community of like-minded artists as support.
She’s an art-business consultant and teacher, based in the US – somewhere where it snows, judging by the photos she includes sometimes. Never in a million years would I have considered that she would notice my work, on the other side of the globe, in another time-zone, beyond the edge of the known universe.
Somewhere along the line, I’d missed that whole concept of the World. Wide. Web.
That my painting ended up there, for however many people to see, still feels like it was some sort of lucky-draw/needle-in-a-haystack thing.
Do you know how many artists there ARE on the internet???
So rather than try and get my head around that, and work out how it happened so I can duplicate it again, as they say we should do, I’m just going to say thank you.
Thank you for the promo.
Thank you for having the systems in place so it happened, even though I nearly missed it.
Thank you for asking, and not just using the image.
Thank you for noticing my painting, out there in the haystack.
Love your work. (Loved it before, but love it more now)
Image: ‘Feeding time’ 2015 acrylic on board 15x11cm