Everyone has to start somewhere, right?
Updated: Dec 1, 2019
Hello cyber world and welcome to my blog!
I am so glad you have decided to read my first blog! As you can tell I am an artist and I have been working on my craft for a very long time. I am a self-taught visual artist but eventually want to save up some money so I can participate in classes that could expand my art abilities. I will definitely share these events with you and my experiences as they come. In the meantime, I am just practicing specific exercises I am learning from books, fellow artist friends and YouTube video's. Along with exercising my craft I am also going to college, on the board of a non-profit art organization, and working at a university full-time. So, I am busy, but in a good way.
Let’s get to the point as to why I am creating this blog. I wanted to create a tool to document myself, while I learn how to run an art business. I am young in the business world, and that is because I was hiding myself with fear. I didn’t think I was smart enough, capable, or had the means to create something that seemed so abstract to me. I finally put aside my fears after talking to some of my trusted loved ones and friends. I am now officially starting a business from scratch, no experience and no solid knowledge as to how. I figured that sharing this with you could possibly help you learn how to turn your creative talents into a career too. It is scary to start something you don’t know fully how to do, it is scary because it will be worth it in the long run. That is if you really want it. We evolve more as people and in our crafts when we face our fears and challenge ourselves to stay focused even through our failures. There is much to learn in our failures, remember that!
I am sure you have heard of the phrase, “starving artist” before. Well, to some that phrase might be really relatable. For me on the other hand, I don’t believe that our creative endeavors have to put us in the poor house or cause us to live paycheck to paycheck. You have to really want something for it to work. You also really have to put the time into researching, planning, and educating yourself about more than just your craft to be able to establish something that is sustainable in a business. As I am starting to create my business I can already tell that there is so much more to learn other than just painting on a canvas or buying the best art materials for my fun projects.
My blogs are going to break things down for you in small bite size pieces. You will find that I will discuss things such as tax laws, mailing procedures, tracking and recording all your expenses, creating a budgets, how to use social platforms for marketing, branding, how to create a website, how to join a craft fair, and other business/art tricks along the way. These blogs will be developed through my research, interviews with other professionals and learning as I go. Everyone has to start somewhere right? So, here is my beginning.
I look forward to learning more to reach my goals and dreams as I share with you all. I can’t wait to see how I evolve over time. Again, thank you for being a part of my journey.
Love, Light and Blessings!