Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Artists Survival during this difficult times....
As I sit here working on this private commission, I watch all my forthcoming shows get cancelled. Also seeing people holding back and not spending, its scarey. Ive been dollmaking now and a working artist , for 33 years and this is the first time I have ever thought, " I wonder if I can survive this ??"
Once I click onto my social media, I see all my friends are thinking the same, this has brought the whole art community, artists , theatres, performers to their knees, a whole year of events have been cancelled, till next year. Most of us are self employed and are worried.
All I can say is that we try our best to support one another, with buying from each other and promoting each others work. Liking, favouriting on etsy and sharing on facebook.
Ive decided that twenty percent of my sales will go to another artist to help them.
I myself will be putting together some online workshops, releasing patterns, craft packs and doing my best to tread water till this mania is over.
Im hoping things will be much easier once we get to June.
For the first time in my life I have added a donate button to my blogg, if anyone wishes to donate to me via that, twenty percent will go to other artists too.
I think of everyone, during these trying times. I hope mankind can be less selfish and think of others, and above all stay calm.
Any of my friends who live near me, please drop in for hens eggs if you need them.
Lots of love to you all and thanks for your support. Ive added free postage to anywhere in my etsy shop and further reductions, I will also giftwrap for free and add a card, if you wish items to go direct to someone, just message me on etsy or facebook.
Take care, be safe and stay calm xxxx