From time to time I’ve included some of my influences here. Whatever your creative outlet, if you get any good at it someone is bound to ask who your influences are. Sometimes the answer is insightful, but it can also be frustrating and embarrassing. And of course the danger of influence is obsession. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. I’ve previously touched on The $100 Start-Up and I’ve also enjoyed his first book, The Art of Non-Conformity. Chris’ books have the unenviable distinction of being classified as self-help books, but do not come off as such. The message is not that if you follow this method you will find happiness. Rather it presents a collection of alternatives that are worth considering. Continue reading
No one is a success overnight and I don’t expect to be either. Over the last six months I’ve made considerable progress in getting my art business startup on its legs. Following are the many sources of inspiration and information that have really helped me along the way.
The $100 Start Up: This book by Chris Guillebeau isn’t about art, but it is about the entrepreneurial spirit and how to get started. His first business was selling Jamaican coffee on the Internet from a folding table in his home. From the inner book flap: