March 18th, 2018 - Changes By Sophie Navarro

On Embracing Changes

As an artist, it can be a lonely path and often times a bit awkward. I am learning to embrace all the emotions that can come up while being on this path.

I have come to learn that chasing your dreams is no easy path. It is a courageous path. It is a path that will challenge every part of your life. I have been working very hard for the past 4 years on my Master's degree in Arts Management and I have to say I am so excited about it!

There is so much I have learned in the last 4 years. I have learned that you're never really ready to start a business or you're never really ready to do a presentation. There is always that little voice inside that says no, you're not ready. Nonetheless, when you push through all that discomfort, worry and stress, huge pay offs do come up in the end. There is nothing like accomplishing a deadline and knowing deep down you did it!

The research part of what I am working on right now is working on creating a guidebook for artists entrepreneurs who desire a career in the arts. My goal is to have a series of illustrations in a graphic novel format with a few chapters. These chapters will give some insight on important goals to have in mind when starting your business and how to sustain your art business.

Stay tuned for new videos and updated blog posts! It's time to honor that creativity!