Social Media and the Artist – Jill Spill’s Journey with Bucketfeet
Jill Spill, of Spill Art, continues to work very hard at showing the world how she is an artist for ALL with love and soul. She participated in Buckfeet’s latest Artist contest to see if her show design could be the next shoE they choose to highlight and sell. The organization’s mission is to find a different artist to design every shoe they produce. Talented artists get the global exposure they deserve, and we get awesome, original shoes that stand out from the crowd. Jill’s shoe design was chosen as one of the top 10 out of a thousand entries. A “feet” to be very proud of. This contest is yet another step Jill takes on her journey as a woman, a mother, a humanitarian, a wife, and an artist who truly wants to make the world a better place for all with her art. Please take a look at her piece of fancy footwork if you have not had the chance to. And if anything, give her a shout if you want your own pair of Jill Spill happy and loving shoes.
During this competition Jill learned more than ever how challenging it is to get the word out on the social media machine. If she had her way and the time to do so she would have reached out to people personally with a smile, supportive words, and the kindness that is in her art. It was a tough trek but she did not give up. She embraced social media and reached out to friends, family, and strangers via Facebook, Twitter, emails, text messages, and conversations with strangers on the streets of San Francisco. Living in this soft-wired world where we are having to crowd fund to get funding for our businesses and products seems to be the way many are going. Jill gave crowd funding a shot and throughout the entire process continued to smile and show us how we can continue to work from the inside out when we BELIEVE in our purpose. She was not scared to ask for help because she knew that her product would bring happiness to many. She kept marching ahead with her creativity and painted her car to promote the contest. Jill tells us that while driving her newly painted car around the “streets of San Francisco” that she felt so much happiness because she saw so many people smile as she drove by them. Now this is what I call true connection. Jill may not win this competition but she did win one another trophy in life – her willingness to put herself out there as a person who has purpose and belief that she can help people live a better life with a bounce in their step.