First Instagram was like twitter for me, it existed but I didn't really know why I should divide my time between Facebook and Instagram, with so little time at hand. Then I began to see Facebook as boring and uninspiring, staying only to stay connected with those who are far away yet dar to me.
It must have been on a Sunday lounging at home when I started to explore Instagram. It was different, faster, seemingly more to the point. Filtering my likes, without me having to do very much. I enjoyed replacing my words with pictures, adding possibly a few sentences, a hashtag or two.
There I posted pictures that I would not post on Facebook, even though my Instagram account is public. It’s the lack of words that present a moment in my life that is understood by my friends, connecting visually and digitally even if we are miles apart.
That's how it started. But then it morphed into a place of discovery, in a so much easier and open than the space Facebook had to offer me. Facebook informed me of events, my friend's birthdays, showed me where they were and how they were doing.
I can call them on messenger without knowing their phone number and not having to pay for the phone call. All very cool but that was it. On Instagram, a whole new and different door opened. I started seeing and discovering new artists and their artwork. Emerging, established, and famous artists, telling their stories through images.
Allowing the viewer to see them at work, enjoying time with their friends, their surroundings, their families, what food they ate, and what hobbies they have. A whole different connection took place.
The more I discovered these incredible artists, the more I wanted to share my discoveries with the world. Long story short, for a million different good reasons my munchies art club platform, was born.
The most important tool in my project's slow but steady growth has been Instagram. Instagram has been the enabler. The munchies art club team decided that we wanted to adorn our Instagram page with all our incredible Instagram finds. To show art and present shows we admire, mirroring our style and taste as a team.
And so the featured artist was born. When we discover an artwork we are impressed by, we then go to the artist's page. Should we continue to like what we see, we contact the artist and ask if they want to take part. Luckily for us, most say yes.
We then take the time together, to build a feature around the artist sharing them or more correctly put showing off our fantastic finds on our space.
Title Image: Upcoming featured artist Gabrielle Graessle on Munchies Art Club