As a blogger and blog reader I’m always discovering amazing content that inspires me as both a blogger and an artist. This week (and in the weeks to come) I’ll be sharing some of those discoveries with you.
Staying creative and focused whilst juggling work and family commitments is always a challenge. It is in-fact a mini obsession. Since diving wholeheartedly into my collage illustration and living a creative life as an artist, I’m treating this blog and my artwork as an entrepreneur would treat their business – with focus.
The more I listen to and read, blogging, designing, illustrating, whatever your creative outlet, we have to treat them as we would a business if we want to be successful (whatever ‘success’ looks like to you). This weeks link love looks at the habits of successful creatives and why it’s important to take time off.
1. The first link is from the very successful website Design Sponge and their Podcast Radio Show, ‘After the Jump’. 10 Habits of Healthy & Happy Business Owners. What struck me is the importance of taking a break (are you listening Mum’s & Dad’s out there?!)
2. My second link this week is from the brilliant Illustrator & Collage Artist (and Brighton University graduate 😉 ) Ciara Phelan. Ciara went to New York to take part in a group exhibition. The one problem was she went with no work and only two weeks to produce something for the show. Her talk at Glug London documents how she used her time wandering the streets of New York, and her thrift shop finds, to create her stunning collage artworks. (If the Vimeo video doesn’t work, go to Ciara Phelan’s blog to view it)
3. Finally I’ve become addicted to both the Smart Passive Income blog from Pat Flynn as well as The Abundant Artist aka Cory Huff. When the two got together to produce a Podcast, I knew it was going to be interesting. Their vodcast ‘How to Make A Living Selling Your Art Online‘ is definitely worth a watch. Especially if you’re wondering why you should blog if you’re a a creative. (I didn’t quite get the whole Minnie fluffy character but please don’t let that put you off!)
Got any great advice and tips? Share your link love in the comments below – I’d love to be inspired!