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People are absolutely floored when I tell them that I spend more time on the business side of my art biz than on the art. When I say I have an art business, or that I’m a professional artist, they usually just picture me in a studio, slinging paint and having artful paint splotches all over my face and hair.
Sometimes, sure. I think I look good covered in paint 😉 But that’s still a small part of what I do.
When you’re running an art business, there is so much more that you need to make it successful…ya know, other than having amazing art.
I’ve owned a few different businesses in my lifetime, and in each one, I had to do a lot of things that didn’t really feel like “my job.”
Like when I owned a wine bar. Did I get to try amazing wine? And meet some amazing people? Yes! But I also still had to clean the bathrooms, receive early morning deliveries after closing late at night, and do my taxes.
There is a not-so-sexy side to owning an art biz — so let’s talk about it.
Honestly, as a business owner, you’re going to do a lot more than just make art. But life is so much easier when we manage our expectations. So in today’s episode, I want to talk about:
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I’m Jodie – an educator, entrepreneur and professional artist. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced painter, my Color Course for Rebels, Art Biz For Rebels, NFTs for Rebels, and in-person workshops are going to equip you with everything you need to bring your painting, business and joy to the next level. Join me and let’s have some fun!
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