As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly thinking about how to position myself and my work, and how to make money from what I create.
Because of this, I think it's so important to have at least ONE art form deemed as 'sacred'.
1 pair of jeans.
2 pair of shorts.
2 down jackets.
Someone asked me the other day: “How do you stay motivated?”
Answer: I don’t. There are days or weeks that I go without making big moves in my business or art, but when you step back and look at the whole picture, I am still moving forward.
In 2015 I jumped on the Periscope train and started doing live videos via the app. One day, I had the spontaneous idea to do a video of a painting in progress.
People were popping in and out of the Scope. It was fun! We chatted about art school, what life in New Zealand is like, the kind of paint I was using… all nice things.
Then a man asked: "Are you five years old?"
I think the happy place for any creative entrepreneur is balancing the two worlds of the present and the dream.
Maybe you can relate.
Here's the thing. Anyone can design. Anyone can take InDesign classes or buy a Wacom tablet. Anyone can learn design principles.
What takes you from feeling like a 'designer' or 'illustrator' to ARTIST are ideas.