My partner lives in Suit World. Every morning the Irishman gets up, irons a shirt, watches sports news on telly from the European neck of the woods, and then dons a suit. Sometimes it’s black, sometimes grey (there’s a somewhat ‘groovy’ brown suit in there that rarely sees the light of day), but … [Read more...]
Creative Plus Business blog
Our doyenne Monica has been self-employed in the arts for almost three decades (yikes!), and has a literal lifetime of personal experiences in juggling creativity, business, family life and friends. She's very well versed in the triflings and trivia of creative self-employment, and writes about everything from her own tips and tricks (the MMM), the boring everyday (cleaning up her office to attract more work), her lively adventures (making a documentary in the USA) and those things that make the creative life so unique (her obsession with having two doorbells). Read on for more!
I’ve been working Saturdays lately, which is fine. Not a bother. I quite like it actually, but it does cause a problem. Sunday becomes Saturday, and Monday becomes Sunday, and even though I’m creative and freelance and supposed to have a loosey-goosey concept of time anyway, I get quite … [Read more...]
I’m not well today. Generally poorly, a bit hot and cold, a bit of a gurgly tummy. I was quite unwell yesterday. Sore head, aching limbs, very upset tummy, fever and general yukkiness. The great news is that I started getting sick last Monday. I knew illness was coming, because Pinky and the … [Read more...]
I’m sitting on a plane and I’ve just realised that this is my eighth flight in four weeks. Not many trips from a suit-wearing CityFlyer veteran or professional flight crew point of view but more than usual for me. I’ve been from Sydney to Brisbane and back twice in two weeks, a trip to Grafton and … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago I attended Australia’s first Creative 3 conference, hosted by the Queensland University of Technology. Rather grandly, the 3 part means “Creativity x Investment x Enterprise – the Power of Three!” (imagine excitable crash of a cymbal there, presumably). I shouldn’t be so glib; the … [Read more...]
I’m procrastinating. Yes, I agree, someone with my freelance sensibilities should know better. The thing is, a little bit of procrastinating is okay. I think procrastinating is a normal human reaction to any work you have that’s not as much fun as drinking wine or watching telly. I love my work, … [Read more...]