You would think with the site launched it would be time to step back and rest a bit? Not at all. In fact, if anything, I am feeling an even stronger urgency to keep moving forward.
Right now, it seems like publicity is what will make or break us. The people who know about Art Prof love it, we’ve gotten some very thoughtful and poignant messages from people across that world that have convinced me that we are doing something right.
Although we have made incredible strides, working on publicity, I still feel like Tom Cruise in this clip when he talks about an “up at dawn, pride swallowing seige.”
Over the past few years, when I have done publicity for my own studio work, I certainly had to go around asking (begging) to have my work shown. Art Prof is an ocean of asking compared to that drop of water.
I’m at the point where over the past 3 years, I have had to reach out to such an immense number of people who I have no relationship with that I am actually GRATEFUL when I get a rejection. “Wow, you took 1 minute to write me a rejection? I’m that valuable?!?” For a project like this to function, you have to be okay with being ignored. All. The. Time.
I leave my pride at the door, and just keep asking. Hopefully we’ll find that “yes” we are looking for very soon…