So it has been a year since I've embraced bohemianism. Though I have been creative since childhood and being unconventional was evident at a very young age, it was only last year that I accepted the third aspect of bohemianism - voluntary poverty.
But let me make it clear that becoming poor is not the goal of bohemianism. If someone would offer me business partnership where I become creative director of a bohemian lifestyle brand, I will accept it without hesitation. But what are the chances of that happening? I'll either use my energy in search of a financier who believes that I have a good idea, or I'll just try to build the business myself one step at a time. The pursuit of artistic ambitions often leaves an artist struggling to preserve their finances by living below their means. That's where the voluntary poverty comes in.
This blog is really a documentation of my artistic ambitions, the journey to becoming an artist-entrepreneur (plus of course the meanderings along the way). It is a solitary journey but never a lonely one. And so I'm gonna use this post to thank some people:
To Fitz, who's gotten me into blogging, for helping me generate some income and at the same time develop my screen-printing skills through BloggerShirts.Com.
To my 15 followers: blogger friends Don, Cesar, and Greg; my blogger sister-in-law Erlaine, my sister Jeth, my dearest friend Avee, friends Vangie, and Tanya; recent followers, artist Lamberto, bloggers Gellie, Sumi, Christian, JP and Leandro, all whom I hope to meet in person someday. Also to those who follow my blog without me knowing ^_^
To the 94 people who liked the facebook page, relatives and friends and people I haven't met. That simple clicking of the "like" button means a lot. Thank you all. ^_^
May you all continue doing the things you love!