What's New This Week, at Saatchi Art Online.
Trying to keep on top of one's social media is for me challenging mainly because of the time it consumes to manage.
I tried to prioritise those sites that were the most effective for my art..
#Twitter; to be able to follow 'up to the moment' thoughts, works and opinions of those that matter.
#Pinterest; boosts my visual research in a fast and effective manner.
#Linkedin; validates my choice of career. Along with a little #Instagram; pr for my working catalogue and some blogging; where I can successfully bore everyone to death, It's my revenge on social media.
Although recently and after many reasons to do so…I finally joined #saatchiartonline.
Yes the online bit equates to an investment of time... uploading art, previously photographed, edited, colour balanced, measured with written documentation.
However Saatchi Art Online is not so much social media as a valuable platform for art. The work involved in populating a Saatchi profile page is time well spent, it archives work and forces you to think about which genres to present to prospective collectors.There are competitions to enter and each week an email reviewing work that has sold, listing prices and to which country the collectors are from.
Saatchi Art Online is a platform for collectors and artistsalike but acts as a community, the more you invest in the site the more you promote your own work.
Oh how I wish that my social media platforms would miraculously fill themselves with interesting discourse. What? I hear you shouting at me…but no I don't want to fill identical material in on each platform.* looks blankly at the social apps on her phone… waits for yet more inspiration to write.
Ironic that as an artist one needs to be not just a creative visual talent but someone that is a skilled wordsmith.
A few weeks in, #Saatchiartonline included my work 'The Virtuous Circle 1' to feature in New This Week Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.
Which means only one thing… step aside social media, I need to be painting.