My kids get a good laugh ( I even laugh at myself) at how excited I am when I reach another small You Tube milestone. It took such a long time to reach the first 100 subscribers and I was counting up to the big 100 for days ( maybe even weeks!) then just 2 months later I’ve hit 500+. Am totally loving the chance to share my pastel techniques and help aspiring pastel artists out there. Love getting questions and thinking … “yes- I know the answer to that one!”
I have to admit I was doubtful that anyone would want to watch my offerings . There’s so many great art videos out there that it seemed unlikely mine would find an audience . I try to think how I felt when I started experimenting on my own with pastels, what I wanted to know, how long it took me to search out information and what kind of information would have helped me progress quicker at the beginning. Then I jotted down some headings and I’ve been slowly working my way through them. It’s not easy finding the time to make these videos and it’s been a steep learning curve coming to grips with editing them into some semblance of viewability but very rewarding to see people are watching and being inspired to try , or re-try, pastels.
I do know that 500 subscribers is very small fry compared to all those channels out there that are slick, posting everyday and going viral but I have to say my 500 are the most talented, discriminating and plain wonderful viewers on You Tube and more than make up for their small numbers by their discerning and insightful comments and the artful way they click the like button!
A big thankyou to everyone who has ever taken the time to watch , to comment and to share. I hope to hit 1000 by Christmas and plan to expand the types of videos I do next year as I have more time. Am thinking a painting on holiday series would be fun!