Wow-the new year is here, I've done 117 posts since I created my blog, and I was thinking.......how many jobs do I do? My new years resolution for 2011 is to streamline my jewelry business by farming out some of the jobs I do. So I started making a list..... and here goes:
Photographer: taking shots for my Etsy shop, jurying into shows, my web & blog site
Booth Designer: marketing my work at fine art festivals, working on presentation of my work, signage
Accounting: keeping track of expenses, paying sales tax, income taxes
Web and Blog: I do have a web designer, but I write my own blog, and try, try to update it as much as I can
Marketing/Branding: I was a graphic designer, so know Photoshop & Illustrator, and do my own marketing
Sales Manager: I sell my work at shows, I have work at galleries on consignment, I keep track of what has sold, what inventory needs to be re-stocked
Buyer: scoping out new items at the local gem shows, hunting through Tucson for unusual items to include in my work
Yikes, I'm tired! Does anyone else feel like a whirlwind all of the time? After thinking about streamlining my jewelry business, I began to think about how many art things do I do?
Jewelry Designer: metal clay & silversmithing, maker of the Craig Hospital broken man charm
Ceramist: work with earthenware clay and am a member of the Colorado Potters Guild
Lampwork Artist: work with soft glass when my garagio studio is not too cold....member of the Bead Cluster
Teacher: I teach kids art camps: jewelry making, clay & cooking
On the up-side, I am never bored. I feel blessed I'm able to work & do the things I love. I've met great people and made great friends through the art world I'm involved in. I love creating, teaching, taking classes, exploring new mediums. So in 2011, I'll work on giving up some of these jobs--anyone know a good bookkeeper to start?