As I stated in a previous post I didn't realize I was born to be self employed until I was and I've excelled at it!! I don't really know where it came from, I guess most of it from my folks and their work ethic. Work hard, do what you say you will do, stay focused and keep moving forward.
About the same time I was awarded an Emerging Artists Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
The criteria for the grant
- Overall excellence of the applicant’s art work and demonstration of exceptional talent
- The applicant’s serious professional commitment to her/his art form
- Contribution of the proposed project to the artist’s professional development
- Feasibility of the proposed project
I got involved in the Chamber of Commerce, specifically the Downtown Business Council. That gave me the opportunity to interact with other businesses in town. And through the years this has been proven to be invaluable.
- Jan Francoeur