I have been business minded since I was just a wee one. At 6 years old I would go door-to-door selling my watercolor paintings and potholders (you know the ones - made with that little plastic loom- oh my fingers would hurt SO bad after hours weaving). My dad also built me a little store front to sell my random collections in the driveway. I would stay out all day long shamelessly marketing my chalk and expressing exactly why a shopper absolutely needed it in their life.
Oh there are countless stories like this and I can't ignore the significance of this business-minded brain in my life. So when I stumbled upon this new video series called Dialogue, from Design For Mankind, I almost peed in my pants.
Episode 1 is called "How Do You Balance it All?" It highlights several indie artists discussing how they balance blogging, creating and designing into their work, family and personal lives. Fascinating!
Episode 2 is called "Finances Eek"and discusses what it is like to work as a freelancer in today's economic climate (i know - that phrase is really starting to get on my nerves, but how else do you say it??)
I would love to hear from you! Are you a freelancer or do you work for "the man" while pursuing your creative endeavors on the side? Did you do crazy business things when you were a kid? Tell me a story!
Thank you for stopping by, I am so glad you are here! Just a bit about me...I aim to live an authentic and creative life. I love design. I love craftiness. I love possibilities.I love connecting with people who love pretty things and who are passionate about living whole-heartedly.