Sometimes I get overwhelmed by some people’s engagement, enthusiasm and support. When it happens, humble and happy is how I feel. Wow, someone loves what I do! Many days I feel like I’m the only one who cares about Gråblomst’s music (spotify player in the right sided menu here, vinyl here and here), my paintings and photos. I know that feeling is not unique! And I don’t feel pity, it’s just overwhelming sometimes. I think everyone who make different kind of art and do different kind of projects that might even is hard to explain to others what you’re actually doing, feels like that.
We’re in our bubble… and when the bubble bursts (read: you show people what you’ve been doing, and present it for ‘everybody’), as few as zero people might show interest. And I’ve been laying sleepless at night planning it all, waiting for all the orders to come to my inbox, because this time it just has to happen something fantastic, right?! And if someone with more followers than I can imagine is mentioning me, at least one person will buy a photo, a print or a vinyl record, right? No, not necessarily.
It’s so difficult, it’s damn crowded out there! To reach out to ‘the right’ people is (much) more than two years of work (which is what I’ve spent so far), at least for me. This text turned long, guess I had to let it loose! But other days people order my work… A photo that was never thought of as a print was suddenly wanted some weeks ago. I made it limited to three pieces (a very unstyled photo of my sofa!), and all three dissapeared before they even made it to the shop! It happened on my Instagram. Surprises like that is amazing, and they keep me believing it’s possible to reach out. And the day after two people wanted a canvas print of my half finished painting, just like that. It felt a little funny to sell something so far from finished, but when it spoke to someones heart like that, I was in. It was a huge compliment to me. Thanks everybody who support my work, you know who you are.