Being a one-man shop,
So what does it take to operate a one man airbrush shop?
Unlimited dedication to the end project, staying alive for the next project. learning how to work you website better.
Paperwork, paperwork. Never seems to end, and just when you think that you’ve caught up you find something else that has slipped by you this week.
Orders, shipping and answering the phone, emails and text. To some it may now seem like a lot to do but most businesses have someone that does that as an assignment. It never fails that your phone will ring right when you’re in the middle of spraying a candy coat or just starting a clear coat. When you do it all, you mop the floors, take out the trash, work on the website, answer the phone, and somewhere in there find the time to get the job at hand done.
At times this means very late nights like 3-4 am on some cases, weeks on end without a day off just because your phone rings at 2 pm on the only day that you have listed as closed.
Not that I’m complaining I’m not I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t love what I do. The shear in completing a project and having someone say “wow that look good” is enough (not that I do not appreciate the money also) but to have someone else appreciate the end product make it so much easier to deal with all of the other stuff that just get in the way of doing what I love , I just want to paint pretty pictures…
With that being said I just completed my first Artcircus airbrush event, let me tell you that it was inspiring and fun to be around all of the talent and common mental thought pattern was just rejuvenating to me as I’ve been feeling a bit burned out.