Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Business Vision for the Pixie Maker

Hello everyone! Since I have blogged last I have had so much happening personally and business wise. I have also had the opportunity to do a little reading and lots of thinking abut where I want to take my little folk art business. (Check back in a few days for a pics of my latest works in progress)

 Helping me to get some clarity with that is a business mentorship course I have been doing with Jennifer Lee, author of the wonderful Right Brain Business Plan book (check it out at Indiebound... or buy from your locally owned bookstore-- support your local booksellers folks!).

 One of the first things Jennifer encourages the artistic entrepreneur to do is to lay out her or his "Big Vision" via collage. Like other vision board exercises lots of people approach this by cutting inspiring images and texts out of old magazines. Since I approach art making with a vintage aesthetic, I decided to select from my huge collection of pre-World War 2 magazines. Don't worry, no magazines were actually harmed for this project, I forgo-ed the scissors in place of my digital camera and the photo editing and collaging tool in Picasa. And here's what I came up with!:

 Let me know what you think :-)


Betty said...

You have such a wonderful talent. I would love to take a class from you but I live in Indiana. It would be so great if you had online classes. Please, please think about it.

Jenni said...

Yay! You are posting again. I put that book on hold at the library. It sounds like a decent business book. Another one that is more outside of the box is Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan Kim.