101010 Project: Paula Joerling on Business Mentors


Paula Joerling


Name of Business: Paula Joerling Studio

Blog: www.paulajoerling.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Joerling-Studio/218183375864

Etsy Hand Made: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaJoerlingStudio

Etsy Vintage:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaJoerlingVintage


Years in Business: I have been a freelance artist in one form or another for 30 years. I have been a freelance illustrator for about 8 years.


A little info:

I am a freelance illustrator living in Atlanta Georgia. My designs are primarily used for the gift and tabletop industry. Typically, I work in watercolor and collage and enjoy incorporating fabric, stitched paper and found objects in my art.




QUESTION: Do you have a business mentor? What value does that offer to your experiences as a business owner?


Paula's ANSWER:

Funny you should ask…….as of a few weeks ago, yes. I felt like I was hitting a wall and needed a shot in the arm. I do my best work when I am directed and I hadn’t been getting much of that lately. I found a mentor through a friend and it’s been really great having someone help me with some of the things I have been struggling with in my business.

It’s always good to see your business through the eyes of someone who has been there and done that.


Current Projects:  "Currently I am working on a series of collage pieces that will make their way to my etsy handmade shop."


For more information on the 101010 Project, the complete list of questions and the women hosting them, check out the 101010 Website

(Note: Due to life's unexpected twists & turns, this session of the 101010 Project features eight participants instead of the intended 10.)