Human beings are creative by nature. Even when you reply to an email, tweak a dinner recipe, or arrange books on a shelf, you’re engaging your imagination to create something new out of something old.
But then there are those who’ve turned their innate creativity into a profession. Interior designers, sculptors, novelists and the like are the odd breed who decide to pursue a lifetime of trading creativity for money, and it’s not easy.
Nothing hammers home that reality more than the World’s Longest Invoice, a project spearheaded by the Freelancers Union. The World’s Longest Invoice shines a light on the absurdly large number of invoices that go unpaid every year by the ilk who depend on the creative professional to meet their needs.
As of noon on April 30, 2012, the World’s Longest Invoice included over $12.5 million