The beginning! The start of all things calligraphy...
Well, I'm definitely not new to the art world, but I am new to the small business world. I've been working in the Art Department of the Film and Television Industry here in Vancouver for the last 8...9(?) years. The awesome part of film is that you have the option to take breaks (and much deserved down time). During these breaks I generally pick up projects and pursue all the little ideas I had jotted down throughout my 60 hour work weeks. Calligraphy has always been one of my hobbies, but until recently I didn't realize I could turn that hobby into a side business.
So far its been awesome. I've been introduced to so many different people and networks I didn't even realize were out there. One of my favourite networks so far has been Vancity Business Babes. http://www.vancitybusinessbabes.com I was recently added by a friend to their Facebook page. The group is full of inspiring women entrepreneurs, working together to help each other through teaching, workshops, get-togethers and collaborations. I honestly didn't know this was even a thing... I clearly don't get out enough. Or explore Facebook for more than cute photo uploads and ridiculous videos.
I know it will be a challenge to continue building my business while I head back to work on a TV series in a week. Especially judging by the blogs of the other creatives I follow around the world. But it's totally possible, and I'm trying to stay positive! I think you just need to keep in mind that you're doing something you love and working for yourself. That's what I'm trying to focus on either way.
Anyway, this is the beginning of a new adventure for me, full of exploring new products, people and business knowledge. Watch outtttt!