I was recently commissioned to do this poster design for a series of shows for five dance companies. It is the first piece of work I got literally within days of properly deciding to stop procrastinating and get on with my life just through bumping into someone who knows my art from years ago. I wanted to do art since I was three but just never got round to really committing to it because of many things all based on concepts of security or fear of starving or just simple timing. I have whilst procrastinating got two degrees and ten years of professional work under my belt after all. But now its time for me to get on with it. (This is the thinking.) I never stopped painting or drawing but I never fully developed it either!
STAGE ONE: making space and time. Ironically now I got my soul aligned my day job just got a whole lot better, but still it has a time limit and I am chasing up all those offers of commissions for what seems huge amounts of money but apparently I should be asking for at least double. I can see I am going to need my assertive office head to balance the shy embarrassed artist in me when it comes to getting paid!
I understand the show did really well so the functionality of the poster worked. I had literally only owned the software I used for this a few days. This was after some serious hick-ups with an open source art programme I was naive enough to download which corrupted hours of work I had done overnight! But despite the pressures it came out well. The company loved it. And I am promised repeat business. The show was excellent too, I went to see it last night. Antique Dances and Big Beef were particularly memorable.
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