Sunday, February 13, 2011

Art as Business: on a break

Here we go; 2011 – a new year. (Ok, it’s already mid February but we shouldn’t get obsessed with details, should we?)

I'm happy to say that things have been working according to plans; I've already managed to secure enough incomes for 2011 (commissions, workshops, guest teaching, wall painting project within creative school - and in addition I'll get some money for selling my art of course)! A new achievement is that I will give a screenprinting workshop at HDK (school of design and crafts) in spring and probably also give a summer course for them (teaching art at University level has been one of my goals for 2011). And I get more or less get 6 months of concentrated studio time to work on my own stuff (January and February has been two of the months). [for anyone new to this blog - I don't have any other job]

BUT - as you might have noticed I've stopped writing my Art as Business posts. I must admit I've totally lost all my motivation (I still do all the list writing and giving myself tasks, but I don't feel like writing about it), especially now when I'm trying to concentrate on painting. I overdid it with administration, coordinating and editing in autumn and kind of developed an aversion against writing structured text. My Art as Business Interview series will continue though.


Daniel Milton said...

Synd, jag gillade ditt projekt och öppenheten men förstår dig till fullo. Hoppas det går riktigt bra i ateljén nu!

annton said...

After I have been writing my Blog today, I've enjoyed your post just now. I'll take it as an inspirational desert. Thank you!

gracia said...

I'd love to be able to pop over to your screenprinting workshop. And 6 solid months of studio time is cause for much whooping, much delight.

Candied Fabrics said...

Hooray for you! Look at all that work lined up! I know that sometimes the goals I have for my blog get in the way of my overall goals of making art. I think there's a time and a place to use a blog to get ideas formulated...but then there's a time and place to go and DO!