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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Business of Art – PLAN
“It’s not the
load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne
Sitting in my
office today I had a realization; I can only do so much at one time. This seems
to be a simple concept but I see it all the time in the artists that come
through our offices. This is usually the result of multiple projects that were
started when one project came to a block.
really cut into the production time of a piece because it gets to a point that
you have too many projects going on at once and none of them ever seem to get
finished. I bring up this point as an effort to keep you focused on what is actually
possible in the time you have allotted yourself for the creation of art as
opposed to the wishful time. Separating the actual production possibilities can
be very difficult but in the end you will be far more productive and feel more
This will also
lead to a better sense of the actual cost of your work and help you realize
what your goals should be. It is very important to plan not only your future pieces
but also to plan financially so you can achieve your creative goals!