Running a creative business is hard work. Our ability to pay the bills isn’t just based on the hours we put in, but on the quality of our artistry. By our ability to stay inspired. By our endurance in churning out work that speaks to our audiences and encourages them to write us checks.
And when your livelihood is based on that? It can seem positively ridiculous to suggest picking-up your camera for “fun.”
But here’s the secret: perpetually engaging in personal projects can be what keeps your professional endeavors afloat. So let’s dive in together to talk about the challenges of creative burnout, the benefits of projects that stretch you as an artist, and how to identify the projects that are perfect for you.