The figgity funk-daddy mack Artrepreneur today is none other than Paul Brown.
Wait for it…….
He has six little rugrats, yet he still finds the time to create the life he loves. Yep, I bet your mind is blown.
Paul has worked as a designer and artist for HappiJar app, and also diddles as a cartoonist, photographer, musician and writer.
If he can do it, you can too. My fist is pumping for you, Paul.
Here are the highlights of my funky conversation with Paul:
- 06:33 : How he balances six kids, working from home and learning new interests such as writing, photography and playing a guitar,
- 10:28 : How HappiJar, a gratitude app which helps you record and share you happy times in a virtual jar, came to fruition, and how fun it is do art and work with his old time friends,
- 15:16 : How he accomplishes things and set aside time to do his projects and the advantages of having online critics during the development of his artworks,
- 21:03 : Other projects he is working on and sharing some of his struggles in completing his works, such as getting to the end goal but jumping from one task to another without guided directions, and how he battles these opportunities,
- 26:18 : The process in creating the HappiButtons and the feeling when he accomplishes the button designs, seeing his artwork up in Twitter and getting the download results, and
- 30:28 : His version of the artist block and the challenges and fun he has in pimping out super hero logos.
One hour to create something, with anyone…
- It would have to be Dali. His sculptures and paintings are great and he had a cool mustache.
To defeat Godzilla with his talents…
- “I will draw, build or craft a big gun or a poisoned donut.”
- Don’t give up, keep going. At the end of the day, art is how you perceive it. It doesn’t really matter how anyone perceives your art because it’s about your interpretation.
- Stick with it. If you truly believe in it, it will work. If you truly, whole heartedly believe in your work and in yourself, you will get there eventually.