Oh, deers! Thank you all for your kind words to me this week and your enduring patience as I adjust to returning home, preparing for an Open House Art Market at my home this weekend. ( I am opening my home up to sell my fine art, prints, cards, vintage housewares and clothing collections). It's a bit of an experiment... an alternative to setting up at a craft fair this year. So why not just let people come over, share a spot of tea/cider with me and hang up my own artwork around the house, for sale?
Once I asked my painting professor at Texas Tech University to tell me what kind of jobs artists could have when they finished college (as I tried to weigh the options of a Fine Art degree). He told me that artists may not have specific career paths or typical job descriptions but that we are "problem solvers" and having a Fine Art degree helps one to think creatively about possibilities. Although, the pragmatist in me didn't get the exact answer I was looking for, I have always held onto this sentiment and have carried it into my post college "real world" experience.
I wasn't always an entrepreneur but soon after starting my own business nearly 8 years ago, I couldn't imagine it any other way. And now I am at a new crossroads in life as I transition from one business adventure to another. Through this process, I have gained a ton of knowledge through experience and through educating myself on business practices. And what good is understanding if it is not shared? So, I have decided to start a little series that will take you inside the real-life of a working entrepreneur to find clues to crafting a creative life and keys to success. I would love to create a dialog in this series where we can share together and learn from one another. I am curious to hear your creative successes and misadventures too!
So what do you think ?? Are you in??
** Disclaimer: I am not professing that I have all the answers or tremendous wealth, just an opportunity to share with you my story**
image: heather spriggs thompson for gathering vintage