May 15, 2018
Emma Ballou is an artist working on the eastern tip of Long
Island. Join us in our discussion of how she has gone from working
as a museum curator to being a successful full time painter who is
using the internet to help her grow her business.
3:48 Eastport, New York
9:20 Emma’s strong family ties to art and artist
10:00 She starts back into art as a form of therapy to help
10:47 Emma decides to become a full-time artist
13:17 Uses her “side-hustle” to develop her skills
15:35. Brent and Emma discuss the confidence needed to become
a full time artist and the “30 paintings in 30 days” concept from
30 squared art group.
18:18 Emma talks about the internal process she goes through
in picking out what subjects she wants to develop from the plethora
of ideas that the process gets started.
19:20 They discuss the importance of not be overly judgmental
of own work because art is very subjective and can mean something
different to another person.
20:39 How Emma decides what she will charge for her
25:45 The though process that she used to make a go at
becoming a full-time artist when many people who want to do
something like this never do it.
27:50 The impact of social media. How many people
look like they are instant successes but in reality there have been
many years working at their craft behind their success.
31:00. They discuss the difference between the “Dreamer and
the Doer” and the struggles the “Dreamer Doer” overcomes to bring
the dream to fruition.
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