Keri Smith is a well published Illustrator with a very whimsical style. She was gracious enough to share some secrets of the self-employed on her blog. It’s great getting advice from another creative who has had success in her field of passion. Have a read through and come out feeling like you have something to contribute to the world. Just take the steps. And oh yeah, enjoy her illustrations as well.
Secret #9 is probably my favourite – “Focus on ideas instead of tools (technology). Anyone can learn to use the tools, but it is the thinkers who really impact the culture in important ways. In the end the tools don’t offer anything interesting.”