This is the Chromatic Typewriter, my entry to the 2012 West Prize competition. The prize is awarded via popular vote this year. Click the source to get to the West Collection and to download the West Collection app. The app will let you browse the amazing entries and to vote on this piece your favorites. Fellow artists: It’s not too late to submit your own work!
(Edit: please encourage your friends and friends of friends to download the West Collection app and vote for this piece! I could use every vote you can muster Tumblrverse! Click on the photo to get to the West Collection site!)
Killer post from Fred about the great DIY times we live in that allow artists like Molly Crabapple and Amanda Hocking to reach their fans directly, and make money, thanks to things like Kickstarter and Amazon self-publishing. Fred does a good survey (read it now if you don’t know Molly’s and Amanda’s amazing stories), then says:
What’s all this add up to? Well, to me it means get out of your own way. In the world we’re living in, if you don’t get something made and in front of an audience there’s finally no one else to blame but the person in the mirror. If you’re talented, don’t wait for someone else to tell you so. Go out there, find your own audience. They’ll tell you what they think, and after all, aren’t they more important than Viacom, or DC Comics, or Random House? You’ll have satisfaction in doing what you think is right, and if you hit the bull’s eye you’ll make some money too.