June 19, 2012
-- NEWTON- Kathy Milici, owner of 24 Karat Designs Calligraphy Studio in Newton, has presented original one-day workshops in two major cities.
Milici facilitated “Creating Business Success for Artists and Calligraphers”
for the Society of Scribes in New York City in May and The Philadelphia Calligrapher’
s Society in June. Her workshop focused on business practices and marketing for artists, for those considering starting out in business as well as seasoned professionals who are looking to reevaluate their existing business or change direction.
“There have never been so many small-business start ups as there are now,” Milici said. “In this economic environment, new businesses continue to spring up everywhere. Artists need to think of themselves as business people first. My job is to help them shift their mindset to business mode.”
Milici added that the one struggle artists often feel deals with their self-esteem. “As artists, we must understand that there is nothing wrong with making money doing what we love. We somehow feel guilty about that, so we often undercharge. Yet there are many, many artists throughout history who have made a living and supported their families with their art. That’s what your talent is for, isn’t it?”
Kathy continues to gain national recognition for her work, as well as excellence in teaching. For the second time, she has been invited to present a workshop at the international IAMPETH calligraphy conference which will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this year.
Next year, Milici will travel to Boston, Dallas, Memphis, Albuquerque, and Canada. “National travel teaching is a dream come true for me,” she remarks. “Any time you can share your passion with a broad audience, you are truly blessed.” She continues to hold sold out classes at her 9 Moran Street location, which she teaches year ‘round.
Kathy is an award-winning artist, calligrapher, teacher and mentor, whose work has been seen in national magazines and on television. A lifelong resident of Sussex County, she resides in Hampton with her husband, Santo. This year she celebrates 33 years as a Sussex County business owner.
For more information, call the studio at 973-300-0331, or visit 24karatdesigns.com.