Why I am so hesitant to enter the world of technology, I am not quite sure. Perhaps it is because I feel uncomfortable entering a world that I don't understand. But don't we all live in a world we don't understand in one way or another. As people there is much we don't understand about this earth that we borrow time from. Maybe there are many out there lucky enough to choose their life's path or there career and it all makes sense to them. All I know is that from what I understand of the life of a working artist, there is quite a bit that may not come as naturally as creating. With out a doubt we artists are thrown into the business arena and many times we are clueless.
Well, I would like to say that I was as resistant to the business world as I am the technological world, but I can not. When I was about 9 I remember deciding I wanted a garden. I began by taking the sales papers and circling all the items I would need, shovels, seeds etc., adding up the costs to find out how much I would need. To fund the project I went and dragged all my old toys and books to the front lawn and sold them. I made my money, bought my supplies, and planted my garden. Now it turns out that our yard was mostly clay so nothing grew, but the concept of the project I will never forget. In high school I started my own business. I sold earrings that I had made. I made my own logo, business cards and packaging and sold to everyone I knew. A few months after college graduation opened an art gallery and began Heavens to Bessie all at the same time. So you can see I've been somewhat business minded and entrepreneurial for most of my life.
But those days are long gone. It is now 2011. Business is no longer simply advertising, cost of good, profit etc.. It now encompasses the all intimidating technological realm. And I find myself nervous feeling out of place, like the new kid in school. But here it goes, the swan dive! A website ( www.heavenstobessie.com that should be done any day now), an online Etsy store ( www.etsy.com/shop/heavenstobessie ), and now the blogosphere.
Do I have anything to say really worth reading? I really don't know. I am just an artist making her way through this crazy world, but now I will be recording my discoveries along the way for anyone to read. Stay tuned for the fabulous follies I will with out a doubt have as I attempt to activate the other side of my brain.