As an artist or creative entrepreneur, explore your relationship to money in a rant.
What do you want to proclaim about your art and its financial role in your life?
Aspects of money to consider:
- Pricing and selling your art
- Purchasing tools, supplies, and space for your art making
- Paying for promoting your art
- Negotiating financial matters involving your work
- Supporting yourself from your art
What is a rant?
In case you didn’t already know, a rant is some or all of the following:
- An impassioned form of expression
- Statements of strong (primarily negative) feelings
- A litany of disparaging remarks
- A list of short direct sentences
- Exaggerations often creating humorous or comic results
- energized stirred up exuberance
Have fun! Get stirred up! Find energy inside what may be the ambiguous feelings you have about the relationship between your art and money! Get it all the ick out!
An example rant from How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Zeuss:
You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You’re a nasty wasty skunk,
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk, Mr. Grinch.
The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote,
“Stink, stank, stunk”!
EXTRAS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Once you’ve written your rant, record yourself reading it and post on your blog! Reflect on what you discovered about yourself in relation to money as you ranted. Will you adjust any of your art-financial behaviors?