Ditching the Corporate Suits – Day 5

Serena Kovalosky working in her outside studio.

[Today’s photo for Day 5 of the 365 Days Project is Serena Kovalosky working in her outside studio.]

After spending 18 years in the corporate world, I traded power suits for paint-spattered jeans and stuffy board rooms for an airy artist’s studio. There’s a sense of freedom in wearing comfortable clothes and being surrounded by things that inspire you every day.

#5 – I can wear whatever I want in my studio. And I never have to sit in a gray cubicle again.

When I left the corporate world in the late nineties to become a full-time artist, the very first thing I did was throw away my nylons. (Yes, we still wore nylons in those days.) Then I got rid of all my corporate-looking suits. And I reveled in the fact that I could wear anything I wanted in my studio. Or wear nothing at all.

Even my office is fun and funky with bright colors and inspirational ideas tacked to the walls. The business side should be as fun as the creative work since I bring my creativity to my business as well.

As Richard Branson once said about business, “If it’s not fun, move on.”

Serena Kovalosky with artwork
Serena Kovalosky with “Casting off the Image”

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The 365 Days Project

In 2012, Serena Kovalosky committed to writing an article a day for 365 days as an exploration into the lives of artists and the value of creative thinking in our society.

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