As many of you might already know, I took a left turn a few years ago and decided to focus on a career that I felt would be more financially stable. It was painstaking, and sort of painful, to pull away from the dolls for a while. But I believed that it was necessary. It sure didn't leave me much time for creativity, but thankfully all that is pretty much behind me now. I went back to school, studied accounting, graduated, passed my exams, and got a license to practice.
Now I'm a federally licensed tax geek who loves dolls!
I'm gearing up for the coming tax season and I've been thinking about art a lot. When Stampington & Company reached out a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I'd like to review Art Doll Quarterly, that really got my brain moving around in funny directions. Dolls... tax.... how to merge that together? Seems like pickles and ice cream or something.
Anyway, as an artist I know it can't be all that impossible. Here's what I'm thinking:
Wouldn't it be amazing to write various business and tax articles, tips, and techniques specifically geared for craft artists? I remember myself years ago when I first got started with Doll Makers Muse. I didn't know the first thing about bridging business and playing with dolls! Do you know how to account for your business properly? Are you just starting to make money and not sure what to do next? Do you know how to get all the tax deductions artists can get? I mean, who wants to deal with all that stuff anyway? I'd rather work on a doll head than take my head off trying to figure all that stuff out. Wouldn't you?
So I know I'm an oddball of sorts. I'm into dolls and accounting. Must have something to do with our ability to sit, stay focused and pay excruciationg attention to detail as artists. I don't know what it is, but it is what it is LOL!
I think I'll do that in the near future. Maybe it will help my readers :-) That would make me happy. I'll see if Stampington is interested, and if not, I'll find another avenue. But in the meantime, I'd love to hear your comments! Please visit my new Facebook page and let me know what you think!
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Happy dolls and happy taxing!
No, that doesn't sound right.