So two weeks ago I decided I had had enough and decided to quit my day job and give being a full time artist a go, I now have two weeks left and I am both excited and scared!
I started on my artist journey about nine years ago, so it is about time really. I have got a lot do do though in the next few weeks! I am by no means in a comfortable position to be leaving my job, but I figured I couldn’t go on being so miserable, and it was about time I made a real go of being a full time artist.
So I need a plan! So far my plan is to build up social networks as much as possible and try and build myself a good support network, I am carrying on drawing as much as possible and making sure I am creating things that I enjoy and not getting caught up in making what I think people want – I have been there before and it didn’t end well. I am also regularly checking what opportunities there are and making note of ones that I think are suitable, I need to start practicing writing proposals for projects that I want to do, and I need to get into the habit of updating social networks regularly. I also need to sort my books out for the past year and then start to but a side some time every week or two to keep on top of them.
I am going to try and post to this blog regularly and keep it as a diary for my journey into self employment. Any comments, advice and useful links will be most welcome along the way!