Catherine and I were speakers at the 16th Annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference. I spoke on a panel about portfolios and Catherine spoke about social media marketing. Together we sat on a panel about the pros and cons of freelancing. Over the two days we mingled, did some portfolio reviews, met a number of talented students, and had some great conversations with our fellow presenters. By far the presentation that was the most interesting to us was the one we did together on “Our Life In The Visual Arts.” We covered it all- going all the way back to our first awkward promotional pieces and business cards. We talked about what it’s like to work together as a team, and how we take care of marketing, billing, and finding new clients. It was fun for the both of us to look back to where we started and how far we’ve come. And I hope it was helpful to the students to see some of the mistakes we made and how we learned from them.