Just a few days ago I was confronted with a question from somebody on my KILLERPAINT Facebook page. Well, it wasn’t really a question it was more like a sideways statement or accusation. You see here’s the deal-io. I put up a post to my fans about me doing affordable custom one off pieces of art on aluminum panels to see if they’d be interested in purchasing them.
Well this one guy comes on there and say’s “Mike must be hard up or work must be slow for him to be doing this” and that kind of pissed me off ! who is this guy to be saying such a thing? was he another painter? a fan? who? and why would he say such a thing? granted it has effected my automotive custom business but it hasn’t touched my fine art business. One door closes and another one opens my grandmother used to say!
Lets be honest, this nasty economy has taken a giant bite out of everybody who is in this businesses ass! and the same goes for me here! I’m being honest here. BUT I am not curling up and going away. NOPE! I have lots of avenues to explore to fill in the void in the automotive custom trade. I’ve started my new SKELEBRITIES brand of fine art, I’ve made partners with toy companies, as well as offering my fans original pieces of artwork that they can own. I’m also working with somebody in the funeral business to custom paint and personalize final rest items.
you see I’m not JUST a car painter and I’m not JUST a motorcycle artist NO! I’m an artist that can apply my work to many items as well as license original artwork on many items from T-shirts to die cast cars to figurines and much much more.
people are frustrated that their business is lacking and I totally understand but always remember this, “Whenever you point your finger at someone there’s ALWAYS three fingers pointing back at you!”
to survive this mess you all have to be sharks, always moving. keep looking for new opportunities , create new things. When I was busy painting everything that moved I didn’t have the time to develop the ideas I had. now, I have more time to explore them plain and simple!