All artists struggle with fear. The following is the story of how Jonathan Malm pushed through his fears related to the release of an amazing online creative resource. His is one story in a series of stories provided by real artists in the real world.
Jonathan Malm, 27, Corpus Christi (at the time), working full time at a church.
DESCRIBE YOUR ART
Sunday| Magazine – a free, collaborative online magazine for the church creative all about the creative process of Sunday mornings.
WHAT WERE THE VOICES OF RESISTANCE TELLING YOU ABOUT YOUR ART? ABOUT YOU?
In a world of blogs, a monthly magazine wasn’t the way to go. I should focus on posting regularly throughout the month. But I wanted to maintain a certain longevity and quality of each article. I didn’t want to join the blog world.
The animated gif logo was annoying. I liked it and I liked that it was unique. I don’t know of any other animated gif logos out there that are successful.
WHAT FINALLY PUSHED YOU OVER THE EDGE, SO THAT YOU CREATED THIS ART?
I believed in it and I set a deadline. I had to launch it by March 2012 to see if I could do this sort of thing full time. I was leaving my job in May and needed to know if I needed to get another full time job where I was moving to?
DESCRIBE HOW YOU FELT THE MOMENT IT WENT PUBLIC. TELL THAT STORY.
I was terrified. Worse than that, I was hopping on a plane to Argentina for 20 days on March 1st…the day the issue launched. I was checking the statistics and comments every second while driving to the airport (yes…very dangerous I know). Then when I finally got to a place where I had internet in Argentina I could relax. I saw people were accepting it and enjoying it.