I’m sure, if you’re on social media, you’ve got a number of friends who live in other countries.
I live in the United States and I’ve heard time and time again from my creative friends who reside overseas about the difficulties they have in obtaining art supplies (that are in such overwhelming abundance here in the US!) as well as various other struggles. Struggles which can be compounded by social media.
To get a better understanding of what artists from countries other than the US experience I’ve asked numerous friends to give us their insights.
To give each person the respect of being heard I’ve decided to make a separate blog post for each interview.
There is so much that we can learn from one another if we would just ask and take the time to really listen.
I hope that you’ll enjoy learning from my friends as much as I do and that their thoughts will help you see things in a different perspective.
If you have any suggestions for a topic you’d like me to cover feel free to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or leave it in the comments.
Until next time,
One, two, you’ve got a smelly shoe,
One thought on “Social Media and Makers; Artists Outside the US”
In line with the issues non-US crafters have with obtaining product, I’d love for you to address the way all crafters are inundated with product release after product release, and exclusives, and monthly subscriptions, and, and… Its impossible for international crafters to compete with and quite frankly its stressful for US crafters. Between FOMO and balancing our crafty budgets, its a constant battle. Then when you DO place a haul order, we spend more time organizing it with pockets and labels and color coding than crafting with it! I’d LOVE to see a movement within the community to use what we already have and to reduce purchases/collections. It will only be when we can control our shopping that the manufacturers slow their releases down long enough for us to appreciate their designs and products.
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