We're Artists: Be Like a Dog
The other day a young undergrad (19 years I think, Lordie she made me feel old), asked me to get coffee and chat about art-making for a living. We made a date at Thunderbird. I came armed with my meager 3 years of knowledge. I was expecting to answer questions about retail. Accounting. Systems management. Prioritization. Goal Setting. Clients. Boundaries. She wanted to talk about none of those things. Instead we talked for over 2 hours about a totally unexpected topic: My energy. It took about 15 minutes of chats on weather before she felt warmed up enough to share. Forewarning, I am about...
We're Artists: F*** You Pay Me
That scene from Goodfellas is quoted a lot for a reasons. It's tricky navigating payment as an artist. This episode is a story about how rainbows with a dash of pop culture mafia can yield a recipe for getting paid. If you find yourself getting pushed around by the finance side of creative work, this story is for you. Explicit