We had the good fortune of connecting with Calee Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Calee, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
This has definitely been the biggest struggle in my career and one that I am still trying to figure out as life changes! I have two littles at the moment, and “moming” plus being an artist is a lot! I try to think about what I won’t regret…. I won’t regret painting a huge abstract for a client! I won’t regret rocking my kids for naps and at bedtime. I won’t regret (fill in the blank) if I won’t regret doing it, then I go for it! I love being able to do what I love, with the people I love. So as much as I can I integrate my art business with my daily life and relationships I do it! This looks like hosting paint parties for friends, or their companies. Letting my kids into the studio for a couple hours to paint with me, or teaching them a new skill. My husband is my biggest fan and hardest critic and I love him for it!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Art is what I love to do! It makes me so happy and while I’m in the middle of the creative process it feels like I’m doing what I was made for. The process of selling my art is something I am less passionate about but learning. Having people buy and see value in what you create is a true gift! I would make art if people bought it or not, so turning a passion into a business has its ups and downs. For an up, it supplies income for my family, and that’s a necessity. For downs… I have to manage the sales,learn how to sell, do some math, create timelines, and be organized! Clearly these are not my strong suits but I’m learning!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We just moved to Dallas in the middle of quarantine…. so haven’t been many places! But I love flag pole hill park, white rock lake coffee, and my own backyard!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mom, she is my inspiration! And my husband my biggest fan!
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