The Entrepreneurial Side of Art

I’ll be honest; I’m mesmerized by the business side of art because I find the idea that people can do what they love and get paid for it fascinating. Entrepreneurs like Kelly Rae Roberts and Mary Engelbreit motivate me.

These innovative women took their artistic passions into the marketplace and changed the world for the better. Kelly Rae Roberts was my muse for getting into mixed media. I followed her instructions in her book, Taking Flightto create this piece that includes collage, oil painting, and embellishments (mask, feathers, ribbon,  and jewelry):

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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6 Responses to The Entrepreneurial Side of Art

  1. I love the thought of “pretend until you are” It’s something I think I’ve been doing without realizing for a few months now as a new entrepreneur!

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Stephanie, I visited, and enjoyed, your blog. I’m impressed. It sounds like “you are” far more than you pretend.

      My son is completing his masters at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, so I get to enjoy in-depth conversations with him about entrepreneurs and social enterprise. Your work delights me because you are so young and yet already having such a wonderful impact on others. You go girl!

  2. melonaide says:

    I love this one and the message. ♥

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