Wednesday, 26 January 2022

New business branding and NFTs!

Rebranding - use of Photoshop has enabled some rebranding.

Like many other artists, I've made good use of the Business Revival Grant funding to mint some NFTs before my current Creative Cloud subscription runs out in June this year. 

Where my work has not generated an income elsewhere, it gets minted on what is described as the most environmentally friendly carbon neutral blockchain, Voicehq.

No gas fees, either, so all I need now is for someone to invest in my work!

That's where you all come in. 

That's why I share my work online - to source clients and buyers, not just for attention, or because I have some sort of strange need to share my work for free. It's not free.

The reserve price is quite high - that's because the less money I have in the bank, the more I need to recover in losses from people claiming to be artists grifting for arts orgs causing rejection fatigue.

Anyway, you can add yourself as a friend to my Discord server here, which I also hope will be useful :-) 

Where I use my artist's theme, or for specific sound art projects, this logo applies.

The following pricing applies for any commissioned work, and includes admin time. So if you're an arts org requesting artists to provide information, the example is not given to have the chance to "win" £100. 

It's not a lottery. My energy bill is not a lottery.

For ten minutes to fill out a survey, this works out at £6.60 for my admin time, which must be paid. If your budget is £100, that works out at approximately 15 artists paid this amount (others may have less experience).
For information, I received a Community Life Survey from the government. It took me approx ten minutes to fill out, and for this time, they have provided a £10 shopping voucher. This is more worthy of my time.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Sleep Piece For Yoko Ono


Sleep Piece is a new piece I have submitted to A Space Arts' Open Call for International Women's Day

It's part of Lost Dreams, and will be available for auction unframed.

The instructions are for Yoko Ono to repeat the experiment in Lost Dreams.

So, the outcome of my son's ESA assessment was that they have decided that he is no longer "eligible".
They have cut off all his income, and are forcing him to apply for the hated Universal Credit.
In my logical mind, it would make sense to continue to pay it until he has this in place, but they are evil.
So now my time is wasted making sure they don't fuck this up, and dealing with the fallout. 
I was hoping that by now, we would have a proper prime minister, and an end to this nightmare, but still it goes on.

I didn't get the Peace Painting funding. 
However, I do have a couple of commissions in the pipeline, and some positive feedback from a client last year, with some posters I illustrated due to appear around the city, which I hope will generate more commissions.

I'm still trying to recover some stolen income through NFTs. 
I'm not interested in criticism of NFTs, as it's a new thing for artists, as Jerry Saltz states, like any art form, there are bound to be bad NFTs, but I'd rather be the one earning any income from them than someone stealing my work to mint and the income once again going elsewhere. It's high time artists DO earn a living for digital art!

So if this may also become an NFT, to generate more income following the auction.