As creative entrepreneurs it is so easy to get sucked into email and social media. But let’s be real, there is a fine line between hustle and burnout. So it’s time to set some boundaries! Now when I have the physical urge to check my phone, I am retraining my mind and body to grab a book or journal instead.
I don’t know about the art program(s) that you attended, but in the ones I went through we didn’t really talk about health and wellness in the studio. I get it, we’re in art school to study art, not physical therapy, but our studio practices influence the longevity of our careers, and I believe that encouraging education about these topics should be a priority.
I started Wellness for Makers way before I was ready and before I knew exactly what it was going to be. I did everything without getting a business degree and, just like many other business owners, I made plenty of mistakes along the way. I wasn’t confident in my prices and, as a result, I priced all of my services way too low in fear of losing a gig.
I am excited to share that Wellness for Makers and Reset will be at this year’s NCECA conference in Pittsburgh, PA! In case you didn’t know, NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, is an awesome conference for ceramic artists. It is a great opportunity to attend amazing lectures, exhibitions, and workshops, and have a great time networking. Come meet us at booth # 429 in the vendor room!