Well, yes. And yes. And at the same time, it's more.
I’ve taken it upon myself to learn how to launch an on-line presence: how to take your needle-in a haystack tiny site out into the world. How to get yourself found by people. This includes determining what keywords would be used to bring up your site. How do you know what people are searching for if they aren’t looking specifically for you? I’ll admit it's been so much to wrap my mind around and plenty to learn.
One thing I took away from the articles I read is that it’s my sole job to explain to people how they can benefit from my product. They’ve never even heard of me. This has been explained to me before and it's taken awhile to finally sink in. I thought it was enough to draw these cute designs. I am blessed because they come to me easily and that’s what I like to spend my time doing. I show these designs to the world and expect that people will instantly know what to do with them. Like they’ll get it right away. I made the assumption that since I understand visual language easily that other people will too. I hear what I just said in that statement and I'm reminded of William Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. I learned all about it while I earned my K-12 Art Education Certification. Learning about this theory brought such a relief to me and new perspective! I was often ridiculed as a child for lacking in the area of logical-mathematical intelligence. I was happy to learn the following:
Gardner proposed eight abilities that he held to meet these criteria: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. He later suggested that existential and moral intelligence may also be worthy of inclusion. —-Source: Google Search
I’m sure most of you have heard of this proposal but I didn’t get the low-down until I was almost 30. And I’m learning more even today. I’m a visual thinker, first and foremost. I’m comfortable in that role. Many of you on the other hand, are not. That can be for a number of reasons: maybe you’re a visual thinker yourself but you’re blocked. Maybe visual/spatial isn’t your primary intelligence but it’s in there and you’d like to beef it up again. Whatever the reason, if you’d like to learn how to paint, stick with me and I can help you find your artistic style.