I really love Meg Mateo Ilasco‘s creative business bible, Craft Inc., and I’ve been poring over my copy — it covers everything from pricing to PR, and copyright to craft fairs. She interviewed designers in all walks of craft, like Jill Bliss, Lotta Jansdotter and Denyse Schmidt, and includes their advice, triumphs and war stories in special sections throughout. The well-organized chapters walk you through the very beginning stages to the ins and outs of sustaining a thriving, viable business, with plenty of specific examples to help you make decisions along the way.
And tonight, the book launch party is going on at 111 Minna in San Francisco, with some pretty incredible prizes to win!
I wish I were in town for it, it sounds fantastic! I’d love to hear about it if you have a chance to go.
For those of us in other places, tune into the Martha Stewart Show tomorrow (warning: sound) to see Charles Phoenix guest-star! I can’t wait to see his amazing vintage Halloween slides and ephemera. If you have not had the pleasure of seeing Charles’s work yet, you have a treat on the horizon. I have to thank Cathy for introducing me to the wonder of Charles Phoenix and his incredible take on all things vintage and kitschy.