Monday, August 03, 2009

rainy grey nest

Exactly three years ago I painted a mural at a school in a place called Gråbo. Gråbo means "grey nest/dwelling" and it has always been raining - or at least a grey sky - when I've been there. Today I returned to take better photos (higher resolution!) for an exhibition ... and of course it rained.

When I painted this mural in 2006 I thought, pleased with myself, that I would get a lot of similar commissions afterwards, but I didn't. Why didn't I? I still think the painting is good. I probably didn't market myself properly. People normally don't come looking for you ... you have to show them that you exist. And now I will.

Anyone willing to help me spread the word is more then welcome to join me in the project marketing Alexandra Hedberg!


Esti said...

oh, what could i do for you? I'll try (when I return from my vacation beginning tomorrow evening...)
I truly hope you succeed.

Andrea Tachezy said...

I know very good, how do you feel. I feel the same so often....I´d like to do something for you, but here is a wrong the situation for artists right now, I wonder will it be sometimes better?

marie-louise said...

Oh, men det ser så fint ut!

Veja cecilia said...

härlig inställning Alexandra, det är bare te å KÖR! Jag ska gå en entrepenörsutbildning/starta eget kurs i höst, kanske något sådan vore bra för dig?
jag gillar verkligen regnbilden och målningen också. Och såklart din nya banner:)

Laura said...

your work is so magnificent! i will spread the word.

asphalt and air said...

my husband told me once that artists are probably the worst at marketing themselves. as i struggle to do something with my art besides store it in the closet, i am starting to agree with him more and more.
but that doesnt't mean that we can't set goals for ourselves, find ways to improve and successfully market ourselves!
you, alexandra, can do it!
i have confidence in you!!!!!!!!!
i am here to watch you succeed.
and if you need any help, just ask.

leni said...

i love your creativity and hope that you're able to succeed in marketing yourself. I know that if you had a shop in Los Angeles that I'd be a frequent visitor!