Thursday, May 15, 2008

guileless

Now that I am doing freelance artwork full time I'm not repeatedly chewing the first layer of skin off my bottom lip anymore. Constantly.

I've purchased a domain name for my new endeavor - which is APPLYcreative. And with it I got free hosting from GoDaddy. I set up a frontpage and looked at it. "owh." I got free hosting because they put their ads all over the top of it. I hate ads. I don't hate free hosting. So what shall I do? Go Daddy is cool enough, they have Danica!

APPLYcreative. is the name I picked out and I think its rather catchy. "HEY YOU. APPLY CREATIVE." And the marvelous slogans I came up with...I know, I know, it's not really all that professional for what I'm trying to do- or is it? I think it's on the line. My goal for this site is to be a go to place when I approach someone about Freelance. I want it to be a cross of my professional work and my rather creative cartooney Illustrations, I want it to be professional yet guileless. Do those two words belong together in a sentence?

In addition to the new domain name and website coming soon (which means in my talk SOMEDAY) I am trying to write a bio for my site. I've looked at countless other artist's bio's, which are good but I'm having some trouble with mine. First of all it's really creepy to talk about yourself in third person. Why is that the way it is done? Obviously the people know that I'm the one who did the website and so then, they will know I wrote the bio. Creepy. Do people think that someone else writes your personal and professional biography? Who wrote yours? Dingdang.

And second of all, what is all this "to do" about projects that have been done? I've had to sit here and THINK really hard about what I have done that I can include on my list of credentials. I've done so many things, and when I did these things I really didn't think "oh wow, this is a HUGE thing". One of my colored pencil drawings was in a few shows in college, won some things, I did art projects with the Kids at the Boys and Girls Club- Are these things that I should include? Ok. you talked me into it.

1 comment:

  1. Barbra Sundquist, Bio WriterJuly 24, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    I like your domain name! Good start, now for that artist bio :)

    I have a site www.HowToWriteBio.com that provides fill-in-the-blank bio templates for a wide range of professions. Your readers may find the resources there helpful.

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