There comes a time when one must invest in supplies for an emerging business… and this time reoccurs over and over and over again!
Handling money (being the most legal mode of acquiring supplies, besides the less popular mode of bartering) has always been a stressful topic for me- how to earn it, how to pay it, how to organize it- ALL I WANT TO DO IS CREATE ART SOMETIMES! Anyone with me on that one?!
But, as a crazy-multi-tasking, Singer-songwriter-teacher-freelance-artist-performer, I have learned the importance of quality supplies & equipment when it comes to creating a valuable product. A product that is valuable to me and to those I’m making it for…
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
I decided that money isn’t something for me to be super stressed about. As long as I am passionate about what I do, then coming up with a little dough to make my goals happen is possible.
Given the choice between saving and spending on important equipment, I’d rather be short on a few bucks for a while to have the vocal mic that’s going to make my voice sound optimal every time I use it, last longer, and serve me better.
OH, and the INSPIRATION that becomes available to you from having a wide variety of high-quality goods is an equally important consideration. In other words, as a kid, remember what it felt like when mom bought you the super-huge box of vibrant Crayola crayon colors? Drawing became more fun, more interesting and limitless. You could always pocket one of those free sets of crayons at a restaurant, but if you’re serious about doodling, don’t be a cheapo and get the real thing - you won’t regret it!
Art and Music is my business after all, and the overriding feeling is gratitude to be doing what I love.