When I first started all the shenanigans of my volunteer arts work I used to receive a lot of free press - I needed it to get the awareness happening about my projects. Community work generally do not have budgets for advertising.
I started to notice a trend - the more I was in the paper the less people gave me shit about it. I guess the fun of it all wore off. The straw that broke the camels back was when I appeared on the cover of the local phone book for a whole year.
The ignoring from my loved ones I don't mind - it makes it easier in a way. I am in the paper a lot and will continue to be because I needed to for the projects - fact of life and community work. I used to always get embarrassed when upon waking in the morning you had 50 comments on your facey wall and 20 messages all asking if you have shares in the media - whatever!
Well yes - I was in the paper again, along with lovely Sarah, for our Nanna Goes to Town shoppe - this time it was for personal reasons. The article is featuring a picture taken by Naomi but I was informed her name/acknowledgement was taken off by the sub-editor (poor Naomi!). You may remember me talking about the swapsies I did for some art work for my home - well the same Kirsty did this amazing article for us. She gets our market and our products. We are so grateful for her support.
With the airing of this article I did not get one message - not one bit of shit from my friends - not one facey wall post. I guess the glow really has gone - hee hee.
So I feel I must apologise for all my media hogging but also inform you all that I was on the ABC radio doing an interview for my New Nanna exhibit yesterday. Again I'm sorry - obviously you are all sick of it - I completely understand. I'll try to stay a little more low key for you - ok - HA yeah right you all say.