art as a business,  art zone,  Scattered thoughts

To be or not to be…

Despite the crazy times we live in, more and more people around me make the decision to ‘break the chains’, as many will put it, and to become self-employed. Just like any other important life decision, this one is accompanied by inner dialogues and nagging questions, which provoke us to stand up for the decision ‘correctness’ every single day. We are justifying this decision before ourselves, not before the outside world. I suppose this inner turmoil is experienced to varying extent by all freelancers. Thus I would like to share the following interesting posts with those of you who experience anguish about the independent professional life:

Daniel Sroka: Surviving as an artist in a bad economy >>

Lori Woodward Simons: Freedom vs. Self-Discipline >>