1403 Creative Freedom

Creative Independence

Creative Independence

The Goal

I grew up as a missionary kid overseas, and it’s taken me about 40 years to finally understand “business” as something that I can create to support my own dreams of building a creative community with the means to take on interesting projects. I’ve called this “the pursuit of creative independence” for the last year, and it’s one of my ongoing personal initiatives.

The Approach

I define Creative Independence as making a living from what you create, preferably to an appreciative market that shares defining values. For me, those values are utility, beauty, and self-empowerment. The money gained from this enterprise gets plowed back into creating more independence; I’ll regard this experiment as a success if I can create an additional full-time job for someone.