Re: Big question, a bit off topic, though not completely...


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Henna Page Forum ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Joan on October 28, 2002 at 05:30:03:

In reply to: Re: Big question, a bit off topic, though not completely... posted by Jewel on October 28, 2002 at 04:56:10:

t: Hi Joan,
:
: I'm in Singapore so I don't know how much of this is relevant to
you.
: I hope it will help somehow though. I have a day job and I do henna
: on the sideline. Last year, I was employed on contract by a bridal
: house as their henna artist. On the average, I do a bride a week.
In
: busy months like June and December (school vacation), sometimes I
do
: 2 - 4 a week. This arrangement is perfect for me as I'd go for my
: henna assignments in the evening, after work. Nothing is
compromised.
:
: Sometimes Lezard and I will do fairs (but this is rare). Even
though
: I know that I can gain much experience from fairs, I simply have no
: time to do them (except weekends). Before the contract, I didn't do
: much promotion on my henna services (heck I didn't even have a
: card!). Business is through word of mouth.
:
: In Singapore, it's hard to survive without paper qualifications.
: Everyone is racing for the paper chase. Some fortunate (and
: enterprising) people might be able to make without it, with much
: foresight, wit and determination. The majority just challenge each
: other to climb the ladder of success (defined as the 5 C's).
:
: Most full-time artists I know are housewives. Most of them that I
: talked to said that it's just additional income.
:
: Perhaps you'd like to look into majoring in something creative like
: Visual Comms or something like that. That way you can keep that
: creative energy going ;).
:
: Just my 2 cents. Hope everything works well for you!
:
: ~Jewel~
:
: NB: Strangely, I've always wanted to build my life as an artist and
: have my fair share of struggles but I majored in Engineering and
: Marketing (against my instincts). Even though I love my job (PR), I
: still wish I was an artist. Art will ALWAYS be my first love, but I
: need my job to keep me alive.


Wow, I've seen your work before, it's beautiful. I know what you mean
by needing your job to keep you alive. That's what I'm thinking
about. Because I don't know how comfortably I could live on an
artist's income. What exactly is visual comms? What type of jobs
would that branch off into? Thanks so much for all the information!

 


Follow Ups


Post Followup

Name:   
E-Mail:   
Subject:   

Optional link URL:   
Link title:   
Optional image URL:   
   

[Home] [How] [Why] [What] [Where] [FAQ] [Forum] [Journal]

Served by ruboard 2.1.1; Copyright © 1998 by Andrew Maltsev.