But worse than that for me is apathy in the viewer. The feeling that no one cares. The sound of silence while your singing to the heavens about a new piece of art you spent months creating can be the most agonizing thing possible for any creative. Whats it all for? Sometimes we just want to cry out in anguish when we create and no one acknowledges that creation.
There are three areas of focus and they each involve our own acknowledgement of creatives we cross paths with both online and offline
If we keep in mind that every artist has a core group around them online of followers and that those followers can become yours also just by establishing a cooperative friendship with each other.
There are other steps also. Back home in the studio there are steps we can take also. We can engage the artistic community around us. We can help other artists locally by critiquing and commenting thoughtfully and constructively on their work and we ask for commentary on our own work.
If we remember that the audience will not just come to us until we have established a reputation then its a matter of becoming our own audiences.
Lastly is finding ways to engage with the movers and shakers in the art community. Making our presence felt, taking an active role in projects happening around us and stopping the habit we all have of wanting people to come to us while we do not come to others.