As an artist, I've come to realize (hopefully not too late) how necessary Business Acumen and Financial Literacy is to a self-employed artist like myself. So I've spent the past year studying and practically applying these two subjects.
As result of this studying, creating multiple sources income has become my #1 priority. And as a creative my ability to create is unlimited. I've started hand-making leather bound 3x3 notebooks that I call "JotDowns...", which are 3x3 leather bound notebooks.
I've learned so much just from this entire process, from sourcing leather to labor efficiency. I currently sell this at artisan markets and an art supply store. I'll be working on putting them up online for purchase.