The Balanced Artist: Why Having A Day Job Makes Sense For Musicians With Rory Gardiner
Being a full-time artist even if there’s still no way for you to make what you need solely out of your art is the perfect formula to becoming the stereotypical starving artist. Rory Gardiner joins Bree Noble on the show to explain why there is no shame in being a “balanced artist” – someone who has a day job, perhaps a family, and their art in the mix. In fact, he makes the case for its unexpected advantages over-focusing solely on the art. Rory believes that when you free yourself from thinking of your art as the way you make money, you will be able to focus more on getting it to the direction that you want. After all, even the great artists back in the day had patrons. Why not be your own patron and use your day job to sponsor your art?