Today is the halfway mark of the 10/10/10 Project; "10 Women, 10 Businesses, 10 Questions" (Actually, in this case it is the 8/8/8/ Project, a couple of people had schedule conflicts). Each day, for the next 8 or so days, I will be featuring an amazing artist, and creative spirit who has started and built their business from the bottom up. Each artist will answer the question . . .
What part of your business have you delegated or put on hold in order to focus your energy more efficiently?
and on the last day of our project, I will share MY answer for the above question with you. Each of the artists involved will be posting answers to the other 7 questions so be sure to visit their blogs as well. I will provide links to their blogs after the answer each day. Have fun!
Introducing the enchanting and colorful, Shari Sherman
Name of Business: Hula Dog Designs by Shari Sherman
Social Media Links:
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/HulaDogDesigns
Years in Business: Hula Dog Designs by Shari Sherman, was started in 2010. Prior to that, I created art as Island Girl Studio, LLC since 2004.
I make Happy Art for Happy People! I love that thrill of getting an idea and making it come to life. I love bright colors (especially turquoise!), strong simple lines, and adding words of inspiration to my art. I like mixed-media because it is limitless, but painting will always be my first love. My subject matter frequently includes dogs, books, and anything related to the ocean/beach, because that is what I LOVE. People often smile when they see my art, and I feel like I am doing my part in making the world a happier place!
QUESTION 6: What part of your business have you delegated or put on hold in order to focus your energy more efficiently?
Although I still do 1 or 2 shows a year, I have essentially put doing outside art festivals on hold, so I can concentrate on the online side of my business more. Art festivals really helped me to become BRAVE about my art, not to mention all the wonderful people I met along the way. There is a camaraderie there, and you can really develop a sense of belonging in the art community. BUT, they are a LOT of work, physical work, and I think I got kinda burned out on it. So, I decided to cut way back on that side and focus more on internet opportunities and the prospects of getting into the world of licensing.