What am I talking about? The first time I heard the term was about a year ago. It’s where your income comes from more than one source. So, for instance: feedlance work, part-time or contract work, teaching – anything that brought together can bring in an income and provide you with your needs.
For me it’s part choice and part necessity (isn’t it always). My art won’t put the bacon on the table just yet so for now I am supplementing my income by giving workshops on building websites/blogs and taking in foreign students. Oh and the odd extra dog (almost as lucrative as the students and a whole lot less grief) .
Many artists and artisans choose this approach as it gives them the freedom to work creatively and flexibly and helps to bring in enough income to keep the wolves from the door. So there you are, I for one, am committed to a portfolio career for the foreseeable future. Catch me if you can!
more wexford strawberries, I’m keeping the guy on the stall at the end our road afloat!
strawberry saucer 7×7 oil on gesso bord