The universe is tilting and after the smoke clears I believe it will be in our favor….as Decorative Artists. What ????
There has been a lot of buzz on social media about All American Crafts, PaintWorks magazine, convention changes, big-box store supplies and the un-happiness we are feeling, we feel like we are on a sinking ship. I agree I have felt this way when my most loved Decorative Art shop closed several years ago, Steph’s Folk Art Studio, I am telling you it rocked my world, but guess what….I am still here and still Decorative Painting! Decorative Painting is here to stay, we just need to learn to change with it and I believe after the smoke clears it may even be not just OK, but better.
Here is how I see it….The big box stores are on their way out, they had their run for a while but now it is time for us to support the small business again…and yes, this might mean shopping on-line for your patterns and supplies, but this can still be supporting small businesses and the Decorative Art Industry.
We may need to read our magazines on-line, we knew it was coming…but not such a bad thing.
Social Media has also brought many of us together, we are working together thru groups for the greater good, to support each other, local designers, local wood cutters, suppliers, etc., I know not like a convention, but we are all there together!
So yes, we are changing, but for the good….we will keep Decorative Art alive! it is all there just in a different way….the universe is tilting but now in the direction of supporting the small business again!
Have you joined a FaceBook Decorative Art Group?
Have you shopped for you supplies on-line from our favorite Decorative Artist or woodcutter?
Have you checked out the on-line painting magazines?
Have you signed up at your local Community Center to teach someone about your love for Decorative Art?
Are you a member of the National Society of Decorative Painters?
We are Decorative Art Strong!!!!!