Okay, so I can't stand marketing (online, or otherwise.) I have a very distant and uninvolved relationship with social media and I only like doing it when I want to. I'm anxious about talking to strangers online and I hate how selling your artwork online requires you to be more of a social media savant than anything else. I don't have a team, I don't want to make stuff that fits a brand, I don't like panicking about shipping deadlines or custom creation deadlines or missed e-mails/convos if I take a day off. I also don't want to do create anything other than what I want to. So, I totally quit selling art and I only want to give my things away to people who would like and appreciate them.
I'm not bending over backwards to get the word out there that I'm giving away free art though, because I don't want to attract people who just want free stuff. I'd like to give art gifts to people who have been friendly and supportive first and then, if things grow organically and more people find out and become interested, so be it. So if you're reading this and you like what I make and you'd like to have something, chances are you're the exact sort of person I'd like to give something to.
I wrote a blog with some initial thoughts if you want more info, and you can see that here: meandrousart.com/2018/09/19/11…
I'll also post some more information here in the future when I figure out how best to do all this. But if you're interested, keep in touch : >