Conversations….or am I talking to myself again?

The setting up of an art studio as a business by a creative person (who would do it otherwise)  seems to me to be akin to ………hmmmmm…how about a chocoholic managing a chocolate factory.   I mean, they may work hard at the business in hand…but all they really want to do is roll about in the sweet stuff.  Their minds will not be on the job.  Really, how is it possible for an artist to run a business?   Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Artist and businessperson.   Who wins?
Attempting to do the necessary (but a bit boring) jobs,  and there it goes, the neck attempting the ol’ “Exorcist swivel” towards the unopened Iridescent Fluid Acrylics by Golden.   The cold sweat of  denial just doesn’t help the planning, organizing, developing …………….

So, my question is,  just how good are creative people at “delayed gratification”  ?   


3 responses

  1. Hey, It’s me Lianne Snow, upcycler, Recycling Queen. Thanks for sharing my work. I could not agree more. We are smart people, artists, blessed with an ability to open to the frequency of genius. But even though our genius may bring brilliance to the admin details we never want to execute those details. It is less relevant to us than also becoming a plumber because we can. So what we can. At what cost? So the eternal remains. How in a walmart rational world are we expected to endure through the tasks that feed us (our bodies) and pay our bills when it feels like everybody else has staff? We must inevitably split our focus at the risk of missing that visit from the muse. And everybody loses. So the internet creates company for our thoughts, viral possibility and potential to be more than the sum of our parts. I am encountering more upsyclers and eco artists because I seek them as peers, not to measure myself against but to take courage that we will together create a paradigm shift and save our species from mediocrity, and self destruction. No small task. But one I am apparently more willing to engage than my paperwork and file uploading. Keep the faith. You are not alone. Find me on facebook.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    • Hi Lianne, thank you for your wonderful message. It means a lot to know there are other people in the same boat – so to speak. I will indeed find you on FB. Right now I am organizing my new studio/workshop (which word to use?) and so am busy. Hopefully all this running around to various gov. offices will only happen once. Once set up I intend to invite and host guest artists to show, to give demonstrations of their work and hopefully lessons to people such as the unemployed which would be followed by an exhibition here on the island and in Athens. It’s a big dream but I am actually getting a lot of moral support. I hope to send a longer messages soon. Until then keep well. Juls. XX

      August 2, 2011 at 7:42 am

  2. Hello there,i gave a like to you from my fb page.I live in Evros,near Orestiada and I try to do all sort of things,from recycling materials or with minimum costs but here nothing seem to work and I realy don’t know what to do anymore.I tought everybody apreciate handcrafted items,personalized gifts or so on.I have to say I am a romanian,I did’t manage to learn the greek language so its hard for me to find any informations about tax regulation,craft asociations or craft fairs in order to sell my items.Please have a look at my page and tell me what your opinion is.Thank you, Madalina(Madyart on facebook)

    October 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

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