How does creativity relate to business?
Michelle (the engine behind Savvy History) explores this question as a freelance writer and songwriter.
From the quirky historical characters in her concept albums to her interest in empowering creative people with financial literacy, she continually dives deep while tying together the unexpected.
Savvy History is About Folk Music
Michelle writes folk-rock songs based on true characters from history. After recording numerous pychology-based albums, she started this blog to document where she went right in the past, where she went wrong, and the day to day process of making her new niche music.
Savvy History is About Creativity
After years of being a full-time musician, Michelle gravitated back towards teaching in her mid-twenties and obtained a master’s degree with a focus on creativity and education. She has formally and informally studied the creative process, the theory of positive disintegration, twice-exceptional students, the role of systemizing versus empathizing, mental health struggles among individuals with high potential, and bibliotherapy.
Savvy History Means Business
DIY creatives benefit from taking their finances as seriously as their ideas. Striving for financial stability establishes options for you, your creativity, your business, and what you can offer the world. This site was created in order to document one couple’s journey towards becoming better at both art and business. In addition to offering music, this blog discusses the financial aspects behind making albums.
Michelle’s husband Adam explores creativity daily with a hands-on approach as he tackles home repairs, DIY remodeling, parenting hacks, and cost-effective meal prep. As a sound tech in the music department at a local college (and with years of live performance experience himself) he knows firsthand what it’s like to work in a creative environment focused on the arts.
Adam and Michelle have big questions to sort through in the next few years (along with ambitious musical pursuits). How will they continue to prioritize creativity as busy parents? Will they continue to play live shows or will they sell music with e-marketing? Will they buy a rental and remodel it (or downsize altogether)? How will they document this journey online in order to provide useful information? Either way, they will navigate their creative life using this blog to hold themselves accountable while learning from others.
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