Year of Serenity Weekly Recap (Flight 3: 1/18 – 1/23)

Artemis Sere The Motley Dead SS-SG-00016

This blog highlights the daily shares from the Serenity Gallery of Artemis Sere during the #yearofSerenity. 

Each "Flight of Serenity" contains:

    • The image and link to a piece from "Echoprism Vol 1 (SS-SG-00001 - SS-SG-00300)
    • The image and link to a piece from "Echoprism Vol 2 (SS-SG-00301 - SS-SG-00600)
    • Pieces that were shared Monday - Saturday of the previous week.

Check out the following pieces that were shared between January 18, 2021 and January 23, 2021.

If you're feeling inspired, drop a comment on this blog and let me know what you think of my work.

If you're feeling generous, share my work to your orbit and/or buy a print from my DeviantArt profile!

Thanks for being interested and engaged with my Art!

FLIGHT 3

29/600
"Sunset on the Styx"
SS-SG-00015

Oil on 28 x 36 canvas.

30/600
"Shadow of Tomorrow"
SS-SG-00315

Pencil on 8 x 11 paper.

31/600
"The Motley Dead"
SS-SG-00016

Watercolor on 9 x 12 paper.

32/600
"Bliss and the Blessed Abyss"
SS-SG-00316

Acrylic, Scotch painters tape, and resin on 12 x 16 canvas.

33/600
"Eye of the Seer"
SS-SG-00017

Acrylic and resin on 6x6 canvas.

34/600
"The Dying Kind"
SS-SG-00317

Acrylic and resin on 12 x 20 cloth and wood.

35/600
"Shuttered Iris"
SS-SG-00018

Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas.

36/600
"Sinister Siblings"
SS-SG-00318

Acrylic and resin on 18 x 24 canvas.

37/600
"Savages 1"
SS-SG-00019

Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas.

38/600
"Mystereons"
SS-SG-00319

Acrylic and resin on 10 x 16 canvas.

38/600
"Mystereons"
SS-SG-00319

Acrylic and resin on 10 x 16 canvas.

39/600
"Terra 1"
SS-SG-00020

Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas.

40/600
"Dream of the Succuba"
SS-SG-00320

Acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas.

FEATURED RELEASE:
ECHOPRISM

 

Year of Serenity Weekly Recap (Flight 2: 1/10 – 1/16)

Artemis Sere SS-SG-00309 The Inferno

This blog highlights the daily shares from the Serenity Gallery of Artemis Sere during the #yearofSerenity. 

Each "Flight of Serenity" contains:

    • The image and link to a piece from "Echoprism Vol 1 (SS-SG-00001 - SS-SG-00300)
    • The image and link to a piece from "Echoprism Vol 2 (SS-SG-00301 - SS-SG-00600)
    • Pieces that were shared Monday - Saturday of the previous week.

Check out the following pieces that were shared between January 11, 2021 and January 16, 2021.

If you're feeling inspired, drop a comment on this blog and let me know what you think of my work.

If you're feeling generous, share my work to your orbit and/or buy a print from my DeviantArt profile!

Thanks for being interested and engaged with my Art!

FLIGHT 2

17/600
"Dissolving by the Day"
SS-SG-00009

Acrylic on 12 x 16 canvas.

18/600
"The Inferno"
SS-SG-00309

Acrylic and resin on 36 x 48 canvas.

19/600
"Ixion"
SS-SG-00010

Acrylic and resin on 16 x 20 canvas.

20/600
"Ghosts of Decembers Past"
SS-SG-00310

Acrylic on 20 x 24 canvas.

21/600
"Less Than Dead"
SS-SG-00011

Acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas.

22/600
"Beyond Dead"
SS-SG-00311

Acrylic and resin on 18 x 24 canvas.

23/600
"Sloth Surprise"
SS-SG-00012

Acrylic and resin on 18 x 24 canvas.

24/600
"Where Darkness Begins"
SS-SG-00312

Acrylic and resin on 36 x 48 canvas.

25/600
"Dissecting Halos"
SS-SG-00013

Acrylic and resin on 16 x 20 canvas.

26/600
"Primordial Forge"
SS-SG-00313

Acrylic and resin on 12 x 16 canvas.

27/600
"Icarus Descending"
SS-SG-00014

Acrylic and resin on 24 x 48 canvas.

28/600
"The Unraveling of Humanity"
SS-SG-00314

Acrylic and resin on 12 x 16 canvas.

FEATURED RELEASE:
ECHOPRISM

 

Echoes of Serenity: Point A

Artemis Sere Echoes of Serenity: Point A

Twenty pieces shared to the public, 580 to go.

Digitizing each piece of my art completely takes 1-2 hours, from experience build (web page) to connecting to the rest of the gallery navigation to building out the experiences on DeviantArt. It is somewhat tedious work moving assets around, cleaning up asset issues, and making sure all of the digital information is correct for search engines. I know enough to be dangerous, have enough Marketing experience to know how to do this right.

With everything going on in my personal life over the last year, building out 600 pages of content wasn't my priority. It is now, and I've developed a certain focus that didn't exist before. Returning to social media to discover that I do have an audience of friends and fans that are interested in the art I have to share has been humbling and inspiring. Engagement hasn't been awesome, but it's not about the metrics anymore.

It's certainly a lot of work for few clicks and murmur of traffic. But my mindset around the #yearofSerenity isn't about clicks, not about blowing up my website with traffic, nor about becoming a household name.

My goal is simple: polish the experience of the 600 pieces that are currently in my Gallery, and communicate what I've done to the world.

And so far, it's been an anxiety-filled and surprising effort. I'm just like any other introverted artist; I'm not completely comfortable baring myself to the internet. Through this process, I expose all of the flaws of my creations; I reveal the diversity of my talent (some stuff sucks, some stuff wows); and I stabilize my art brand for posterity in a digital world.

I'm not advancing the sales of my business right now, but I am evolving attention to it. I definitely am interested in selling pieces, but building the mystery is my priority right now,

as well as finishing "Obscurious X" and "Echoprism Vol 2". As well as finding a job that pays the bills. As well as trying to get myself healthier, mentally and physically.

The list seems never-ending. I guess I wouldn't have it any other way. My creative engines are in overcharge, and I can't seem to slow them down.

Of all the necessaries fixing my mental state seems the most challenging as hibernation has been endless. We raced from winter of 2020 to shelter-in-place existence the rest of the year to winter 2021. I miss walking. I miss nature. I miss warmth and points that don't involve staring at pixels.

But, the obsessive focus on my #yearofSerenity has been productive. Dare I say, evolutionary.

By staring at my pieces for hours, I reflect on the imperfections in my work, the subject matter that I've chosen, and the process I used to create a piece of Art. Memory lane is a good place for exercise, but I don't dwell there.

I'm getting better as an artist through this process -- as a communicator, curator, and creator. If I achieve anything this year, I want consistency of experience across my Art and art experience.

I want a gallery that helps me remember my own pieces, guide the experience. I want a collection that shows growth, evidences progress, and cheers of adventure.

This is the definition of adventurous: like an actor or model without makeup, these pieces exist without blush, without polish, without touchups that would pretty their faces to the world before presentation. Sure, I've tweaked the lighting and composition to reflect them as cleanly as possible, especially HD versions of pieces available on DeviantArt.

But these pieces are the raw goods, the originals, the Point A for each piece of art. How they grow, be embraced, and evolve is not completely up to me.

It is up to the eyes of the beholder.

Artemis Sere Echoes of Serenity: Point A