Friday, January 2, 2009

Only 6 more months until I turn 30! I've had a lot of fun in my 20's so I don't wish I could stay this age forever. I am looking forward to turning 30 and starting a new phase of my life.

It's funny that I can actually feel something changing. I feel more grown up and still the same. I think differently than I used to.

I am starting my senior year of college. I know...a 30 year old senior! I don't think it's any secret that I want to be an artist when I grow up, even though I am getting a degree in Finance. I am interested in both. I would like to be a rich artist.

I have to be honest when I say that I am feeling a bit of conflict towards graduating. I know I can get a good job and blah blah blah. But that seems so boring and easy. I have so much more fun when I am working on my Etsy shop, painting, promoting myself or working to get my art out into the world. I like the challenge and every little reward is worth it.

I think having a business degree is going to be the best thing. It helps me think both ways. I can't help but be creative and scatterbrained. The business side helps me to see opportunities to make money doing what I love.

My goals for this year include developing my online presence as well as my offline presence. I love being in shows because you get to meet new people and guage thier reactions in person. I'd like to start doing art fairs on some weekends. I'd also like to start offering prints.

Times have changed so much. Before it used to be that you would establish your art career to the point of being able to offer prints. Now, you can easily start offering prints. I am looking into the details but look for it in the next few months.

The business/creative thing isn't exactly new for me. When I was in 5th or 6th grade, I used to draw earrings and jewelry and clothing for hours. Then I somehow got my hands on some beads and wanted to sell jewelry. My friends thought it was a game and I remember feeling so frustrated because I fully intended for it to be a business. Maybe I had read to many Babysitter's Club books. LOL

So for now, I will get my degree and get a lame job until I get my art career to the point where I can just work for myself. Or better yet...have some people working for me! :)

1 comment:

Jay Neale III said...

I remember 30. In five months I'll be 48, though, so 30 was a long way back, before my son was born.

Just keep pushing forward. You'll get where you want to be creatively and financially. I happens every day.