Post Author~ Jeanette Andromeda
Blogger and Artist from HorrorMade.com
As artists we are driven by our need to create. But man, sometimes making that jump from creating to making money from your creations is a big one.
I've been working on building my business through HorrorMade.com based around the idea that I love horror and making creepy things. So I wanted to find an audience who loves the same stuff. With the intention that, eventually, I can take what I love and start making a living off it.
I've learned a lot and still have a long way to go, but I've found that some of my best ideas about how to get from point A to point B have come from the podcasts I listen to. So I wanted to take the opportunity today to share 5 of the best entrepreneurial podcasts I've discovered.
Because, as an artist who wants to make money off of her own craft, I'm aiming to be exactly that, an entrepreneur.
I think artists can learn a lot from the business world (and certainly vice versa) but today I just wanted to share a few postcasts that I think start the conversation of unorthodox business building in a very approachable way.
So here are 5 entrepreneurial podcasts that I have found to be incredibly helpful and inspiring when approaching business building around my art.
Smart Passive Income
The Solopreneur Hour
Similar to Pat Flynn with Ask Pat - Micheal also takes the time to answer questions from his listeners and help them out with their business problems. He dedicates every Friday to exactly that.
And again, I love hearing this interaction. It makes this venture seem so much less daunting.
The Thriving Solopreneur
BTW - If you're looking to start a blog I absolutely recommend checking out hers: danielauslan.com
Hack The Entrepreneur
So, have a listen and start thinking about how you can take what you love and find a way to have it support you.
Have any recommendations you'd like to add to the list? Let me know, leave me a comment :)
Olive (Shown on the left) is one of our resident artists at the North End Artist's Cooperative (NEAC for short.)
She's a fabulously talented composer, singer and musician.
One of her main focuses right now is the album she is completing with her group Olive Tiger, which is due to release sometime this year.
She describes their sound as "Electronically-tinged Orchestral Folk."
Here's "Evening Songs" to give you an idea of what that sounds like:
Oliver Tiger is made up of 3 members.
1) Olive- doing vocals, and performing on the cello or guitar
2) Jesse Newman - on violin
3) Dane Scozzari on drums.
Here's a video from when the group performed "Stardust" at Bar in New Haven, CT.
I love going to museums. It's nice to get out and be exposed to history, new thoughts and art along the way. But really, who can afford to go more than every once in a long while?
Well, actually, we all can.
A lot of galleries and museums in CT offer a free admission day and I've found it's the best way to explore what the state has to offer.
Especially when you're on a budget.
The quickest resource is to visit your local library. Most Libraries will have a couple free passes available for patrons to use at oodles of locations.
But, to start you off. Here's a list of 9 museums with free admission days.
Also, near the bottom of this post is a link that will bring you to a list for every CT museum and gallery.
Bruce Museum: Free individual admission on Tuesdays.
Military families are always free
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Free Admission every 3rd Saturday
Military Families always free.
k - 12 Teachers always free.
Children under 18 always free.
New Haven Museum: Free Admission every 1st Sunday
Children under 12 always free.
The Barnum Museum: Free Admission Everyday
Bellarmine Museum of Art: Free Admission Everyday
Yale University Art Gallery: Free Admission Everyday
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry: Free Admission Everyday
The William Benton Museum of Art: Free Admission Every Day
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: Free Admission Every Wed - Fri from 4pm - 5pm and Families get in for free every 2nd Sat.
Children under 12 always free
There are a ton of locations that didn't get added to this list. So if you don't see something that strikes your fancy, pop on over to visitconnecticut.com. That link will lead you to a very thorough list of CT galleries and museums.
There's also a great post on connecticut.mommypoppins.com for kids-specific adventuring.
Thank you so much for stopping by! And I hope you have some exciting adventures in the near future <3
Jeanette is an artist and blogger currently living at NEAC.
She writes and creates art for horror on HorrorMade.com and can be found twittering away about all of life's goodness as @jeanette_art.
Our current exhibit is up! And I wanted to bring you a little bit further into
The Back Alleys of Paradise
This particular exhibit is Tab Hujar's premiere solo show.
Hujar’s artwork is an exploration in dreamscapes, "similar to the work of William Blake and Frida Kahlo in it’s surreal qualities" (Rachel Caldwell, Exhibit Curator).
That’s the beautiful thing about art isn’t it?
It can express the intangible depths of the human soul, and with surrealism in particular, it taps into places our minds can usually only visit when unconscious.
Not everyone can slip back into that dream-state when they are awake, but certain artists really seem to tap into that deeper level of consciousness. But when you take a good look at the work created by Hujar, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into those deeper places. Hujar speaks of this in her indiegogo campaign: [https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-back-alleys-of-paradise#/ ]
“I tell stories with my images, like choreographing each color and shape into a poignant moment from a strange dream. While each one has it's own meaning for me, I invite the viewer to see what is triggered in their own mind; a surreal Rorschach test for the imagination."-Tabitha Hujar
I love that even her studio seems to feel like a place one might dream up:
That you so much for visiting and I'll talk to you again soon!