Showing posts with label modern art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modern art. Show all posts

Monday, February 18, 2019

ARTIST, 5 OTHER WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR ART ! by MIABO ENYADIKE

ARTIST, 5 OTHER WAYS TO SELF PROMOTE YOUR ART SUCCESSFULLY! BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Art is truly in the eyes of the beholder, people tend to make a decision to buy your art after several views that is the way it works.  For some fewer views and they buy while for others several views before a collector purchase.

Abstract Flower Painting,Wall art by Miabo Enyadike
                   Abstract Flower Painting, Wall Art,  by Miabo Enyadike



The reason for these disparities are sometimes, name recognition could prompt a quick purchase or good presentation of your Art could be a factor.

 While on the other hand poor presentation, costing, need, and relevance could lead to delays. The issues here are relative, there is no quick magic to sell your Art, you just have to put it out there for people to see and decide for themselves.



 I have been fortunate to be in the Art business for over 20 years, so I have a bit of experience on how it goes, the disappointments and the highs work hand in hand with Artist and their Artworks, you just have to be dug in and reinvent yourself in order to remain relevant to your collectors and patrons.



So I have decided, to share the five go-to ways I use to self promote my Art and rein in the sales.


1.
Have Your Social Media Accounts do the Talking for You

Yes, you read well, allow your social media accounts to do the talking for your Art. Create Art accounts that speak about your Artworks, post constantly and tell stories around your Art that are compelling and fun that will draw in the audience and turn them into them into collectors.



I have created my accounts and I post constantly on a daily basis about my Artworks because that is my content that I share to a targeted audience.



I totally share my Art, on my social media pages constantly these platforms create for me an audience that view and follow what I do.

Facebook Instagram

Twitter

Blogger Pinterest


2.  Host Art Parties:
I love Art parties they are intimate and informal, it could be your birthday or you can create an event and let your guest know, that it is all about celebrating your new Artworks.



 Provide good food and drinks create an informal ambiance, that makes your artworks the center of discussion







3.  Show Friends and Family What  You Do:
This is displaying your art in a rather informal setting. Invite family and friends and explain to them what your artwork is all about.



 Art is word of mouth, they may not collect your work personally, but trust me they will talk about you and your artwork, and sometimes they help you spread it on social media and that can lead to sales.

4.   Create Workshops, Webinars, for Your Peers:
Everyone loves something that has meaning and impacts their lives. It could be workshops, webinars, and courses that help people.


As an Artist, it is a way for me
to self-promote my artworkIt is also all about helping other artists achieve the same success.

5.  Solo Exhibitions Via Collaborations:
Solo exhibitions are great but they entail a lot of money and most Artist cannot afford this. For me, I love solo exhibitions, that way my artwork gets all the attention and I can focus on selling to potential collectors. 








The collaboration in this context is asking friends or family members who have influence and are in certain circles that can pull in the right crowd, to be part sponsors and you share a decent percentage of your sales with them.





These five ways are my own tried and tested ways that yielded good Art sales for me. I know there are other creative ways out there but at least, I have shared mine. ......Enjoy.

 Miabo Enyadike
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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

ABSTRACT MODERN ART PAINTINGS OF HOUSES IN A SNOW BLIZZARD BY MIABO ENYADIKE

ABSTRACT MODERN ART PAINTINGS OF HOUSES IN A SNOW BLIZZARD BY MIABO ENYADIKE

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The weather news report coming from abroad is really fascinating and one that is indeed amazing. 


As we watch the cable news and see the snow blizzards, being described with terms like "cyclone bomb", "Hurricane snow winds", Snow blizzard and freezing temperatures of -17 degrees, we really wonder how people are coping and all the havoc this might be causing.



An abstract art painting of houses in a snowstorm
   Houses in a snow blizzard Series;Ink on paper board; Miabo Enyadike.

I really appreciate the fact that in Johannesburg where I live,it is summer right now with the weather in between rain and heat.


It is really strange, that we down here are witnessing these overwhelming, snowstorms everywhere through the international cable news, with the deaths involved and we are just overwhelmed, with the intense climate change that is so real.

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Our hearts, are with all those who are suffering and have to endure this horrendous snowstorm or Polar vortex as it is being referred to.

These Abstract Art paintings, represent what it looks like when there is a heavy snow blizzard.When entire neighbourhoods and communities are covered in snow.



An Abstract art painting of a cottage covered in snow.
House in Snow blizzard

 I know right now it's summer in Johannesburg where I reside, but somewhere it is snowing heavily, that's just the way the earth functions.

 Except this particular winter season, is different and bombastic in its delivery and has left thousands if not millions, wondering what exactly is going on with the weather?            

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I have watched several movies about impending snow storm and people were stuck, either in their houses or on the road, but this is not a movie. 

This is reality with deaths already recorded, people being rescued from their homes and freezing temperatures of below minus degrees, cars, houses and roads completely frozen and covered in snow, no movie can deliver these scenes.


An Abstract art painting depicting apartment blocks covered in a snowstorm.
       High rise Apartment blocks in a Snow blizzard:Ink on paper board; Miabo Enyadike.



This year is just beginning and people are already stuck in this huge snow falls, like never seen before around the world. 

My inspiration for these paintings, comes from my fascination with nature and seasons, in relation to how it affects our lives and environment and understanding that nature is dynamic and will continue to overwhelm, us with surprises.




Nature must have it's way always.

The different seasons we experience, show the dominance and prominence nature plays in our lives, with or without our consent.



An abstract art painting of houses in a snowstorm
                Houses in a blizzard Series;Ink on paper board; Miabo Enyadike.

Sometimes, it just determines the look and feel of our surroundings for us, hence the subject matter of these paintings, 'Houses in a Snow Blizzard'. 

It's always up to nature, to transform and occupy our lives with its presence and colour when it strikes!..............Let's stay safe everyone.

                           Miabo Enyadike
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

ART STORYTELLING OF OUR TIMES.






These days, all I read in the newspapers on a daily basis, could be summed up into three parts, 
1.Global economy.
2.Disregard for Human rights.  
3.Climate change.

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This informs my decision, on many aspects of our lives, in this world that we live in. It goes on to determine how we think and how we live.

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I have read the same newspaper brand for years, and that particular brand of newspaper, is what I read everyday and at the end of reading it, I am filled with mixed feelings


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sit and wonder, about  everything life. I try to process the events I read in my mind, some of them are so heartbreaking. It makes me wonder, how these things could even be conceived let alone allowed to happen.



THE RELIEVED MOTHER

As an artist, each day I try to replay these events differently in my mind, giving it a face, in order for me to fully understand, or even come to terms with some of these events, we are witnessing that are being brought to our attention daily.

I have made quite a few of these stories, that you and  I  have read in the papers, in some way, into drawings.


   
            

 These drawing are mixed media, and were made with charcoal and Ink, on the financial pages of my daily news paper. 

I did these illustrations on the financial pages of the newspaper I read because finance, plays a huge part in a lot of these events that happen in our lives.

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 I am telling these stories, through Ink as a medium on newspaper sheets with a street art style in a rather Pedestrian way because life has become too  simplistic to us all we have all become complacent in one way or another, ignoring facts as we are faced with onslaught of events that overwhelm us all.


                              Nature at Stake

 These Art stories are a reminder to help us further understand how these events, have truly in some way changed our perceptions about life.

 Finally, for me it's all about storytelling the times we are in with ART! ......... ENJOY

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Monday, May 07, 2018

ART FACES AND EXPRESSIONS


'Art is the way I see it' created with any medium or material in hand to me. Creativity for me is about discovery, being on a journey of exploring new ideas in a way that speaks truth to who you are. 

Some people say I create sympathetic Art, I wonder what that means, I hope to find that meaning one day, when I'm less busy.....hmm.

 Others, say I create Art that is nostalgic, also educational and creates an atmosphere of 'I can make it also spirit', I love that. 
                    PORTRAIT OF A LADY:MIXED MEDIA ART ON JEANS PANTS: BY MIABO ENYADIKE

And then there are others, who say my Art is a bit confusing but the colors are absolutely joyous!

 What can I say to all these remarks?, what I always say to anyone who ask about my 'complicated Art style' is this, Art to me is the way I see it, from within me, created on any object at hand in any medium I think, suits my vision regardless of what is trending or correct.

 Instead, I chose to create that which I observe, in the way I understand and know it best. To convey an idea, event, humanity and nature, telling a story and educating along the way. 

I add my imagination to my truth, and use it to create my observation of a person, place or event in the way it is processed in my mind. That way, I  interpret my vision in its purest and fullest. 
            PORTRAIT OF A LADY:MIXED MEDIA ART ON CORRUGATED PACKAGING: BY MIABO ENYADIKE

The objects  or materials I use to create Art, leans on the fact that Art, can be made out of nothing and does not have to cost a fortune, to create. 

Instead Art should Encourage, Inspire and Educate all, along the way. Creating awareness, imagination, dialog and entertainment all locked in one. 

The biggest inspiration for my Art, is drawn from humanity and the diversity, that colors us all.
                     PORTRAIT OF A MAN:MIXED MEDIA ART ON JEANS PANTS: BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 It is fascinating, to watch people and their reactions or just admire people in general regardless of race or ethnicity.

 I love that! and my Art expresses that also.I am very fascinated, with how people from different cultures and races look and react to the same topics and events.

 I just love to observe humanity and people paintings, forms 75% of my Art and creative process.

               PROFILE OF A MAN:MIXED MEDIA ART ON CORRUGATED PACKAGING: BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Humanity is a gift, one that should be respected and cherished, we should be curious enough to want to know about others, their cultures and beliefs, to not condemn and look down on people that are different.

 For me instead, I find out about people, and observe reactions and expressions of others. 

Indeed not surprising, you will find out, that we are all the same in reactions and expressions, when familiar or similar events occur in our presence. 
               PROFILE OF A MAN:MIXED MEDIA ART ON CORRUGATED PACKAGING: BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 All these purposed observations, is why I create Art the way I do, because the bottom line is, if the Art I create, resonates pleasantly with an audience, it does not matter the race, creed, religion or ethnicity, the reaction and expression would all be the same, 😄😄......Enjoy.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

HOW TO USE RED, BLUE ,YELLOW, GREEN, COLOURS IN ABSTRACT PAINTING. BY MIABO ENYADIKE

HOW TO USE RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, COLOURS IN ABSTRACT PAINTING. 


My paint pallet this year has been quite slim, I have relied on four colors to produce and create art and craft why? I don't know... I just see myself drawn to different shades of Red, blue, yellow and green.

                              AFRICAN: ART ILLUSTRATION BY MIABO ENYADIKE

These very bold and striking primary colors, should not lay the foundation of an Artwork, and they are quite scary to use, with an exception of green which is a calm secondary color, derived from yellow and blue. 

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Lately, I use these colors, in an intense way of not diluting or mixing the colors, to produce a certain hue or color. I just apply these colors directly, on the surface or material I'm working with, and keep going on. 


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For me, the inspiration behind the use of these four colors, I think stems from the basic and pedestal way Art is created in the villages of Africa and I love it!.

                              FLOWERS IN A VASE BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 Whatever color, that is made available to the African village Artist, is used with gratitude and pleasure to create stunning colorful Art just
 'The Way They See It'! interpreted in their own simple creativity. 


                       
This has been my ideal way of painting, but lately, I have come to realize that it is my way of painting, creating 'Art The Way I See It', with my own narrative, devoid of complications, but in a simple way that gets the message across almost childlike. 


Also, with a limited color pallet, but one that strikes the viewer and audience to wonder and be part of my narrative, on how I interpret my personal views, on People, Events and Nature.

                  

 Now I rely on my raw undiluted color pallet of Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green, not only as a medium to tell a story but with the sole purpose of creating Art....until otherwise .......Enjoy.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

HOW TO INSPIRE OTHER ARTISTS BY MIABO ENYADIKE

                   Woman' Abstract Art Ink on Paperboard. by miabo enyadike

Inspire is a feeling of something, that prompts action. I love and I look out for this quality in people and things around me.

People, Events, Books, Opinions, Art, Craft, Projects, Character, Achievement, Movements, etc, they just have to inspire me to be better and do more not just for myself but for others too.

What does this word mean? because of how it is used these days, let's take the meaning from oxford dictionary and I quote
1. It is a verb
2. To Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.


'Inspirations encourages people to turn their passions into actions'

This is so because what I needed after all the loss, I experienced as an Artist and Entrepreneur was Inspiration and there was none for a while, I was lost in myself, a successful entrepreneur and suddenly nothing. 

              Deep thoughts' Art on wet newspaper by miabo enyadike

I needed inspiration from a spiritual point as well as an Art point. This inspirational need to be better and to revive my creative process led me to Pinterest and other digital platforms, reading more and searching for answers. That was how I started blogging about my work.


This might sound weird, I had to blog about my Art to myself initially, like I was writing to an audience but in reality, that audience was an audience of one, me trying to inspire myself that it was okay to talk about what I did as an Artist. 


I needed to pull and put together what I had studied and read about successful Artist, in relation to there work and write inspirational stories to myself in a blogging way, in order to inspire and push me through the very hard come back days of 2013. 


And these blogs to myself were helpful and I still relate to them today and so do people.

                                  African'   Ink on Newspaper,  Art by Miabo Enyadike

I picked the pieces of what was left of my Art career then, by going to restaurants and asking for their empty wine bottles, that had been used because I could not Afford canvas or acrylic paint.

I could not afford art materials the situation, was really bad. With a very sick husband who was recovering, I had to do something or go crazy.


 The 'How to Blogs', on Pinterest helped a great deal and I am grateful, to all the bloggers that write these blogs selflessly. Friends, gave me remaining old tins of paint, they used for home renovations and all sorts. 


Those blogs helped and inspired me to create recycled Art, which fortunately was the buzz around that time and still is now.



                 Bottles and Old Jeans Sculpture by miabo enyadike

Till this day, I am grateful to those who went ahead and deposited old jeans, egg crates, newspapers and all, to help me start my new found 'hobby' of creating "Art out of nothing".


 There where blogs that I read that explained in details, how to sell these craft items in Craft markets. Even Crafts that would sell and how to price them. 


Those blog teachings and advice were extraordinary, the authors of these blogs were relentless in their enthused inspirational blogs, to offer help to me and others in need of advice and mentoring.

                  Flowers growing in a Pot' Ink on Paperboard by Miabo Enyadike.

I started taking my crafts to flea markets to sell. I also on my own, gave out as gifts some of the crafts I made just to encourage some kind of patronage. I had learned that to receive you had to give, and this helped.


 My craft gifts earned me a subtle word of mouth advertising among friends. 

For years, I worked in a quiet and reserved manner, picking up the pieces and working so hard on Art, as my Artworks piled at home, I needed a gallery space. 


I just could not afford one, after several rejections from gallery owners who could not define my art, or box me into what their galleries represented, I was left with Art that no one could see. I really had no idea how or where to show them in a more formal setting.



  Workmen threads: Abstract art, Jeans and rope by miabo enyadike

I remember those days when people asked what is your Art about, I would say its about "Art the Way I See it", what does it mean?.


 I even later in 2014, self-published two small books, that were actual blogs of mine written in 2013, at a time I was looking desperately for artistic representation.

'Workshop Art'


 'Art the Way I See It'.




These were very simple ways I felt, at that time to "Put my work out there", after the difficulty of getting art representation. I said to myself, do something somehow to document your art.


I found a way to paint, using Ink for pens with a brush on smooth paper board and acrylic on any surface I could paint on.


This expression style came out of necessity.
I started using Ink, on smooth cake box packaging paper boards, because it was affordable and easy to obtain. I did a lot of research on Ink and could see, that I could be creating an Art style for myself. 

These two books, where simply about my early experiences in this new Art projects of mine. Wrapped around stories, I explained my new found appreciation for Abstract Art, using Ink and acrylics as my medium.



Woman' Abstract Art Ink on Paperboard. by miabo enyadike

They were fast becoming a way for me to translate my Art vision on objects, paper and any surface or material that was available to me, because of the circumstances I had found myself in, both financially and otherwise. 

My garage which I turned into a studio, was like a Junkyard, that was because I picked everything I found, that looked like it could be Art. 

I made a conscious effort, to create Art or craft out of them because I viewed these items, I picked for free as gifts.
  
I practically and deliberately took long walks, hoping to find what I called  'God's gift to me for Art', meaning anything, that looked to me like a potential material to create Art, disposed of on the trail that I walked most mornings.

For me, the mental calculation was I could make money out of this if I tweaked it here and there and it cost me nothing to acquire it.


 And I did pick quite a lot, items ranged from Wood, Old Doors, Glass, Pine cones, Magazines, wet newspapers, bottles, you name it, I picked and created Fabulous Art with them.



        Portrait of a girl' Ink on Wet and Crumbled paper by miabo enyadike

Then came 2013 and I knew it was time, to start talking about what I was doing, after all the research and encouragement from friends.


 With help from my now healthy husband, I created Artmiabo pages, on different social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest,

Twitter, just to name a few and started showing my work to an unknown or unseen audience out there, I wasn't sure if they would like or enjoy what I did.

 Armed with so much Craft and Art I had been working on quietly for a few years, with whatever I could lay my hands on, I would wake up every morning armed with a new Art and would share it to my social media platforms in fear.


 Fear of the unknown and at the same time in anticipation of comments. And from time to time, blog about Art or craft I made. 


 Each blog was telling a story about the Art created by me because I knew the blogs were more intended to inspire me and hopefully others too......



 ART AND RE-PURPOSING (USED BOTTLES AND USED PLASTIC CONTAINERS; ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA).

Also, it made me focus on my work more, and how I could draw attention to my 
"Peculiar Art", as I recalled someone had called it.

 It only made me more determined and I created a name for my "Peculiar Art"  which is ARTMIABO meaning Art created by Miabo Enyadike.

And I went on, to create pages on social media and represent myself and Art style, on so many digital platforms, in order to introduce myself to the world and sell my Art through social media.  

 It opened me to possibilities because it dawned on me that for me to succeed in this field, I had to be my own publicist, artist, gallery representative, strategist, blogger, and instigator, of how I needed my work seen and positioned and to whom.


 The effort of deep and continuous research introduced me, to a huge and helpful community of Artist, doing exactly the same things, sharing the same constraints but forging on with putting their Art out there relentlessly. 

                       Colors in a Rectangle' Ink on Paperboard by Miabo Enyadike.

And they as I was applying their new found knowledge of navigating social platforms to their creativity, in different stages of their craft. 


It made me realize, that there was more out there and It was possible and eventually my efforts paid off.


 Gradually feed backs, started coming in, invitations to 'blog as a guest blogger',

 Podcast etc, Exhibition invitations
Online stores, just to name a few and the rest is history. 

So this year I decided to create a board on Pinterest, 'Self Help Blogs', and you can click here on my Pinterest platform. These are blogs that I have read and learned a lot, from and see them as valuable anchor points, I recommend them.


So I have pinned them, in order to inspire us all, to hope in ourselves and improve our collective efforts to better ourselves or people around us.


For the Artists, who may be going through a brief period of setbacks, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, trust me on that and keep walking, it is a hard and narrow path but you'll get there. Happy 2019 Let's Inspire each other.

............................Enjoy 


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