Author Entrepreneurs: We Walk Alone Together
I look out into the field of other artist entrepreneurs and wonder how I can be more like them… Oops! I mean, what can I learn from them. Because I’m walking my own path.
Other artist entrepreneurs like the brilliant Jennifer Lee of Artizen Coaching and the new author of The Right-Brain Business Plan. She’ll be writing a column here next Friday!
And Dan Goodwin on the UK, a Creativity Coach par excellence! Author of the free eBook, Explode Your Creativity.
Then there’s Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, helping women live their dreams and weave together the power of their dreams, intuition and wisdom – and take the next step in their spiritual and creative journey. She’s the author award-winning book, Weaving a Woman’s Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom.
All author-entrepreneurs blaze their own paths, and we’re all doing it together!
We’re folks who create first and build, grow, nurture our businesses from the fecund matter of our creative passions.
For me it’s my fiction, for you it may be your dance, or pottery, or weaving, or collage, or drawing…
I feel like I’m on the cusp of really spinning my understanding of my art and my business into a new level. I get that the practicalities of business are important, that business works because we serve clients that need us and our support AND can pay for it. Business needs to be sustainable to thrive. It is not antithetical to nurturing one’s artist self, contrary to popular opinion, and contrary to centuries of division between art and commerce. A false division in my opinion. Just as false and fake as the division between spirit and business. It’s humans who have decided there is a separation between these domains.
As artist entrepreneurs we are marrying the two hearts of life: exchanging for goods and services and self-expression. Two domains that can be friends. Don’t you think?
What are your thoughts of artist entrepreneurship in general, and specifically for your domain?
About the Author Entrepreneur: Beth Barany works with authors to help them put their book in the hands of their readers. She can be contact through her blog, the Writer’s Fun Zone, or her site: www.bethbarany.com.