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Artist’s Motivation; Miles to go before I sleep

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

These golden lines from Robert Frost bring back the wondered thought- what keeps an artist going?

It sure must be something really burning which keeps the urge inside an artist alive. To keep his pen rolling, his paints flowing, his camera clicking, his legs tapping and his heart jumping, all the way.

Indecisive of what the reasons would be, I just thought of putting down a few points which keep me, as an artist, going …

  1. Take it out on a paper
    It’s when I have a lot of things to surrender to, lot of things to face to, in daily life, at home, at work, in relationships or I am just grumbled of the general behavior of a common human tendency and I desperately need to take it out somewhere, writing or painting become the best medium. I just write it down or paint it out and the relieve exchanged is worth that effort!
  2. The mighty incentives
    Two words of a serious thought on my creative work brings in voluptuous changes. With the prowess of the web today, exposing talent is easy, quick and vast! Even the comments that I receive on a four line poetry of mine, is capable enough to take me 10 miles further.
  3. The critical “high”
    Believe it or not, one thoughtful remark coming from n expert in the industry can teach an artist lesson for his entire life. We don’t actually realize its importance since these experts are not really in our reach. Even one thoughtful remark from a friend can boost an artist so much. If even once, by any chance, one becomes lucky enough to recite his poem to a well famed poet or show his photograph to the most eminent photographer in the industry, it takes you another one million miles in a flash.
  4. The urge of getting better
    It is said “Practice makes man perfect”. Similarly, any art comes through two channels- Inborn talent and sheer experience. Artists tend to learn through hit and trial method. It’s their own work which motivates them to improve further! When I compare my two years old poetry with the present one, the difference is crystal clear. The journey of evolution in me and my writing comes alive in those papers. It’s that promise to myself to keep getting better just gives me a push every time!

As an artist, I keep doing my art for myself but somewhere I realize that what I did, isn’t enough and that I have to keep going , because, there are miles to go before I sleep…!!

Know What Tumbhi Can Give You!

“Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” Bob Marley

When Bob said this, it was clearly not for an average man who comes to work, does his routine and sleeps off to complete the cycle. It was more about the man who despite of his routine , takes out time for himself, the one who discovers himself as an artist, nurtures his talent and grows without any full stops in view.

Tumbhi, as per definition, means an online platform that seeks to transform the lives of artists, art lovers and art seekers. You are an artist if you have created some artworks in the credit of your name, out of pure imagination of your own.

If you walk in Tumbhi world as an artist, there are a lot of things that are offered to you! Some of the pointers are as under:

  • You are an instant ‘Star’: All of us know fame doesn’t walk in the window so easily but there is always a beginning to everything. Tumbhi artists who get recognized either by getting shortlisted in some of the Tumbhi’s Contests or winning those are interviewed. These interviews are opened up for reading on our blog as well as other social media platforms. Through this, the world gets to know both the personal side of the artist along with the Artistic part.
  • Featuring on Facebook: Facebook is a big deal these days. The entire world around us is there on Facebook as well and making up to something on Facebook is not a meager issue. Tumbhi has a proactive Facebook page with a huge fan base of more than 90,000 fans. Any artist who captures the attention of the Tumbhi team with his outstanding work of art (be it a photograph, poetry, story or even modeling portfolio) gets featured right there in front of thousands on Tumbhi’s Facebook page. Same goes with Tumbhi’s Twitter and blogging platform as well.
  • Expert Comments: This is something which you don’t easily get everywhere! An artist always craves for the right eye for his/her artwork and if that eye is of an expert of that field, there is nothing better than that. Tumbhi has on its board an eminent panel of advisors, who are handpicked by their respective industry itself for the kind of work they have to show to the world. These include people like Anurag Kashyap (Film Director), Irshad Kamil (Lyricist), Javed Siddiqui (Screen Writer), Sunjoy Monga (Photographer) and so on. An artist coming to Tumbhi gets an opportunity to expose his talent to such maestros and receive expert comments from them.

So the first step to discover yourself as an artist will always be your initiative but Tumbhi can take definitely take up from the following steps.

Give yourself a chance to get Explored by the world! Login to www.tumbhi.com.

Actors, Models, Singers and Photographers: Use Facebook and Attract Fan Following

Undoubtedly, Facebook has become a very popular social networking platform with more than 800 Million users. Many businesses have already started using it for connecting with the target users and consumers.

 

Artists like you, who are actors, models, singers, photographers and film makers can also use Facebook for connecting with their fans, communicating with them, sharing ideas and interacting with them. Before Facebook or social media in general, this was very difficult because you would have to worry about setting up a website and other such online communication platform for initiating connection with your fans. That was hassle. But Facebook is free. All you need to invest is your time and creativity.

So let’s first understand how you can use Facebook:

Facebook Profile: Profile is your personal space. This can be for your close friends and family members. With profile, you can get connected to only 5000 ‘friends’. So that’s the limitation.

Facebook Page: We recommend you start with creating a Facebook page. You can set up the page with more information about yourself, photos, videos etc. Your fans can the ‘Like’ the page and become fans of your page. Once they become fans of your page, they can post comments on your status updates, post their views, share their views on photos/ videos etc. Here, you don’t have to worry about any limit on number of fans 

Facebook Group: If you are passionate about some subject and want to get together people associated with that subject to discuss, debate, share and interact then you can form a Facebook group.

Assuming that you go ahead with creating a Facebook fan page, the next step is letting people know about the page. You can do that by requesting your friends to spread the message. You can also publicize the page on your website, portfolio or other social networking accounts such as Twitter, MySpace or YouTube. You can also use Facebook ads if you want to attract more fan following.

Once you have the fans liking your page, it is very important to maintain engagement and connection with them. Ensure that you post regular updates on the page and keep the fans updated. Keep your fans updated with what you are up to. Post about your new assignments and projects. Your fans can also help you in case you need any assistance like connecting with someone or finding anything in particular. Respond to comments promptly and regularly. Engage the fans by asking their opinions or views.

Remember, Facebook is a very effective medium but you have to be persistent, creative, prompt and diligent with it.  Maintain consistent connection, be honest with your fans and value their opinions and views.