As a paper-crafter and mixed media artist, Keri Sallee believes that everyone was made to create and though pursuing a dream is not an easy task, you must have the strength of heart, heap of patience and a dash of insanity.
She quit her job to become a full-time artist in the paper-crafting/mixed media world something she had never considered until she met an amazing woman named Cheryl Boglioli. Cheryl is a home school mom/medical transcriptionist turned full-time artist and social media maven. The following are the practical tips Keri learnt from Cheryl of becoming a full time artist: –
- Do your research! Take time to figure out what kind of business is right for you. You can Seek help from those who know more than you.
- Find a mentor who will not do the hard work for you or act as a business coach but one who will be an example of a professional designer and to be your sounding board for questions.
- Be prepared for rejection and don’t take it personally. Instead be open to critiquing; in the long run, it will make you a better business person and artist.
- Be organized and have a plan because it helps keep the lines of communication clear.
From the Artist’s view Keri learnt that you must also believe in yourself that you can do it. Stay true to yourself by asking yourself self – evaluation questions and by being inspired by those around you. “Inspiration Does exist, but it must find out working.”