How To Manage Your Time, Part 2

Last week I shared five tips for managing your time contributed by Tamara Holland. This week let me share another five. Tamara is a post-conviction attorney for condemned prisoners in California, a visual artist, a screenwriter, and a mystery writer who lives in...

How to Manage Your Time, Part 1

This week and next I want to share ten tips for managing your time contributed by Tamara Holland. Tamara is a post-conviction attorney for condemned prisoners in California, a visual artist, a screenwriter, and a mystery writer who lives in California and Croatia....

Giving Away Your Marketplace Freedom

The following are ten ways that creative and performing artists give away their freedom with respect to the art marketplace and with respect to their career. 1. By hiding out. We are free to show up places, learn from people, see what’s going on – but out of anxiety...

Handling ‘Creative Disasters’

HANDLING ‘CREATIVE DISASTERS’ The creative process comes with its share of mistakes, messes, failures, and other “disasters.” How you handle them determines whether you will give up or persevere. Here are ten tips that will help! 1. Mind your language Is it really...

Dealing With Day Jobs

A day job is a job whose primary meaning—or only meaning—is that it allows you to survive while you work on your art and your art career. Some day jobs are satisfying in their own right, some are completely unsatisfying, some are more like second careers with their...

Organizing for Artists

Almost everybody feels the need to get better organized. But what does “better organization” really mean? Is it about having a good filing system and multiple to-do lists or is it about more than that? Let’s take a look. 1. Organizing for the long-term Each day...