How To Be Visible – As A Creator, At This Particular Time Of Year

In my earlier life as an artist, this time of year regularly brought out the ‘necessity’ of hustling: art fairs, pop-up shops, exhibitions, trying to gain visibility and traction for the buying season…

The internet has exacerbated our collective tension and acceleration into Christmas selling enormously… maybe we all felt that social media and automation must ease being seen and selling… but mostly it seems to mean overload and distraction on every possible level – and being seen in all of this means leaning in awfully heavily.

I’ve felt myself increasingly drawn in quite the contrary direction from the mainstream – and all the immense effort and strain has fallen away. My patrons and art clients now have a direct line to my creations, and new supporters are drawn without my having to lasso them!

I talk about my approach in this podcast:

As visual artists and creators, being visible should come effortlessly… If it doesn’t, if being visible is strenuous or unpleasant, then we’re probably just stuck in the wrong flow, and we need to re-navigate into a more harmonious one.

If you would love creative guidance on areas like this, look into The Divine Creative mentoring programme

As ever, see everything that I’m creating via Patreon

Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale

Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio

And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections.

Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of Life,

art censorship, and what you can do about it

Hallo beautiful human – welcome to my new blogcast!

My art was censored and I was blocked from mainstream social media earlier this year, so had an extended period of reflection on what this means – on why the human body is being routinely classified as pornographic and offensive, and removed from common parlance.

Here are some thoughts around what a serious issue we have, allowing the wholesale censorship of art depicting-human-likeness. Ultimately, having the nude human form (our innocent self!) removed entirely from visibility enormously affects our relationship with our bodies, our consciousness and will, our sense of identity and ability to express ourselves in the world, and most importantly, it disconnects us from our core creative power.

Censorship like this consequently supports our detachment from deeper truth, leaving us very much open to manipulation and addictions – hence the movement towards the majority of us being super-dependent on consistent superficial over-stimulation, on rushing-and-tension as baseline ‘normal’.

We can do a lot to change this – and to rejuvenate our collective values – in particular by supporting art and artists, who are at the edge of all things, making our human experience larger.

Please consider being a patron to the arts (e.g. through Patreon); please make artists more visible through liking, commenting on and sharing their work online; please speak out about censorship, or even contact the corporations who are censoring (Facebook and Instagram are major culprits); and please tell artists directly – and tell other people! – that you value their work.

For every artwork censored, for every artist blocked from the language of the everyday, the world becomes less colourfull, more superficial, less rich and magical… Think about that, and do something about it! http://www.claregalloway.com

As ever, see everything that I’m creating via Patreon.

Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio.

And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections.

Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of life,