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...]
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’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...]
I am waiting for a sign (be it phone call or email) that I am the chosen one for an exciting new job. It’s work that will challenge me and heighten my professional reputation and pay me a tidy sum. I feel exactly as I did all those years ago as a spotted adolescent, waiting by the phone for the … [Read more...]
I am having a very bad attack of the “Idunwannas”. As in, “I don’t wanna go to the gym”. Yes, I appreciate the gym is not most people’s idea of a good time, but usually I am pretty keen to get there of a morning and even if I’m going to be doing something I loathe (as in this morning – spin class, … [Read more...]
8th February 2010 For some reason I thought Twitter was a forum for B-list celebrities to talk about their relationships (even though they’re obviously very private people) and for teenagers to tell the world what they are thinking every time they have a thought. I’m not meaning to sound … [Read more...]
1st February 2010. It’s a brand new year – well, for me anyway. January was full of little bits of busyness, straggly leftovers from things not completed in December. It was all work, and all paid, but it didn’t have the satisfaction associated with starting something new. No, February is usually … [Read more...]