Monday, 21 May 2012

Premier Gallery

So carrying on the theme of self promotion I got another email through from an online gallery. This one is more promising and more importantly cheaper. It looks like they act as a platform to display my work for a yearly fee and there is a special offer on at the moment so how can I refuse? If it works I may sell a few things, if it doesn't I only offer up £15 for the drain. I will keep you posted, trust me, I will post to the whole world if it takes off.

So thank you Premier Gallery.....step 1 of 459 complete.

I also got an email from an exclusive travel company offering to swap links. So how does that work? I would like an exclusive holiday to barbados, oh and to buy a yacht, a ferrari and maybe some art please. Might give that one a miss.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Self Promotion

So I have been trying to come up with some different ways of promoting myself....
  1. Join an online gallery
  2. Get my work into a shop
  3. Loiter around street corners ready to pounce on passers by to tell them about my work. 
  4. Write a blog. 
  5. Create a facebook promotion where people can get some Laura Hol Art cards for free.
  6. Do a craft fair or two.
So far I have done none of these things. 

Oh wait, I have started a blog although as I haven't actually mentioned that I have my own website I don't think the promoting myself aspect of it is going is the link

I almost had success with idea 1 by joining New Blood Art unfortunately my work was rejected as you need to be able to spell BSc in Architectural Studies as A.R.T.  D.E.G.R.E.E. The rejection note was very complimentary, hinting that I was talented and if I got an art degree to get back in touch. So good, but not really.   

Idea 3 seems to be more trouble than it is worth as I seem to be attracting the wrong type of attention - stillettos were a bad idea. I did think I could go the whole hog and become infamous by wearing the dress on the left (thank you Stevie Famulari) .......all publicity is good publicity after all!

So anyway, my Struggling Artist to do list is getting very long, especially as I have a 90cm x 90cm commission in the pipeline..... (and I never seem to tick anything off of it!). 

Friday, 4 May 2012


So after the rather bad attempt at visiting a gallery the other day I settled for the next best way to view some art - a film. Either an arty film or a film about art would have been fine - I chose the former as it is normally more entertaining. My film of choice was the 2008 well received Persepolis, based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. It was hilarious and definitely on my recommend list. It is slightly dry to start but you soon warm to it, so go on, give it a watch.

Incidentally Persepolis has the best description of puberty ever created which I thought I would include below for your enjoyment. It is hilarious!