One thing that is difficult for any artist, is exposure, getting your name out there, being noticed. Even in this day and age with all sorts of different forms of social media for one to plaster their work all over the internet for millions to see. But it can be so hard to get people to notice what you have created when there is so much out there for them to sift through.
I for one know how defeating it can feel when you put your whole heart into something, only to see your hard work go unnoticed or just plain not seen by people.
Recently, I've discovered something interesting...
There are a lot of other people out there, just like me, that have felt those exact same things, feeling defeated and like all of your hard work is for nothing.
Something has changed for me now though, I have learned about something that I'm sure many of you have already thought about, or are already involved in. I'm late to the party, but that is okay because I'm ready to party!
I figured this out while doing some streaming on Twitch of all things!
What did you learn you might ask? What party have I been missing out on? Why do I keep asking these questions, without giving you some damn answers? .....
Communities! Thats right, something as simple as having a community of people... this is one of the biggest "secrets" in the world of art. People coming together to create things, share things, and just work together to help better each other! This is exactly what PinnacleSummit is all about!
When I finally decided to start making designs for things like hats and t-shirts, I had no idea where to start, and when I did start, how could to get the word out about my work without spending a ton of cash on advertisements? That is when it hit me... Everything that I learned on Twitch about communities, people coming together to help each other achieve their goals!
We may think that we know everything, but there is always somebody out there who knows how to do something that you don't and that can help you to get better.
Now here is how things work... Every month, I will feature a new artist on my website. That artist will create 3-5 designs that we will then work together to produce as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. and we will then sell those products to the masses!
The artist will then get
1 - exposure to people that may have never seen their works before.
2 - experience working with materials they have never worked with before, or just more practice on things such as screen printing.
3 - of course they will also get a nice pay day as well, I mean they put in a lot of work, better get paid for it!
Each month, we will have a new artist which of course adds a new member to the PinnacleSummit community! Our hope is to keep growing in numbers every month, (and hopefully even more frequently) so that we can create a large web of creative minds set on creating success for each other!
Sound like something that interests you? Feel free to shoot me an e-mail and we can chat it up!
Until next time, keep on making stuff!