In this podcast, Lisa Congdon and I talk about the actual day-to-day process of having a full-time creative career. Lisa works as an artist and illustrator based on San Francisco. I started reading her blog back when she was working full-time as a project manager at a nonprofit. And slowly, she made the transition to focusing on her art.
I read and listen to a lot of stories of fellow creatives who’ve made that same leap. And these stories are always inspiring to hear, but I’m also always hungry for more details on what happens once you’re a full-time artist.
Lisa has evolved a number of very practical and wise processes for managing the day-to-day challenges of being in business as an artist. How do you, for example, cultivate inspiration every day? How do you keep expanding your base of income, so you stay sustainable? How do you manage all the non-creative parts of a creative career?
I think you’ll enjoy hearing about how Lisa does all this.
Find Lisa online:
• See more of her beautiful work over at her website and blog.
More good reading on the day-to-day of a creative career:
• Kim Werker digs deeper into that mythical idea that “the money will follow” if you do what you love.
• Megan Auman raises an interesting point: many businesses will eventually hit either a production ceiling, or a marketing ceiling.
• …Speaking of Megan, you may enjoy this podcast from the free archives. In it, we discussed the “pro-am” community over at Etsy.