How does creativity relate to business?

Savvy History explores this question with freelance writing and folk music. From quirky historical characters in well-crafted concept albums to empowering creative people with financial literacy, this site ties together the unexpected.

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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.

Next Steps…

Adam and Michelle have big questions to sort through in the next few years (along with ambitious musical pursuits).  Will they continue to play live shows (or will they sell music using e-marketing)? Will they buy a rental and remodel it (or downsize altogether)? How will they continue to prioritize creativity as busy parents? How will they document this journey online in order to provide useful information for others? It should be an interesting ride (and hopefully some history songs make it out into the world along the way).

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