Like many artists, I make ends meet doing a variety of things. The goal for me (and it’s an elusive one) is to balance income with studio time. Since I prefer setting my own hours as opposed to logging time at an away-from-home, away-from-studio workplace each day, freelance work that I can do at my own pace works for me. It doesn’t work for everyone. Some people prefer a more regular gig outside the home with set hours. Or something more social. The key is to know yourself enough to know what works best for you.
Anyway, I’m happy to announce I’ve added a new freelance gig to my mix, writing about bees for the bimonthly mag, Countryside & Small Stock Journal. My first piece about honey and veganism, July/August 2016, is out now. So far I’m enjoying the writing and believe it’s added something, a different energy and style of thinking, to what I do in the studio. I see it as a complementary as opposed to a draggy gig.