Thursday, October 24, 2013

A little "pin" money..

I have a lot of random talents. I get that. But I don't just have this all consuming passion for one thing. Too bad, cause if I did, maybe I could perfect that one talent into something useful!  Instead I am kind of good at a lot of things. I know, poor baby.

Anyway, I'd like to make a little "pin" money as grandmothers used to call it. When I told Doug, he kind of grimaced and replied with "Why? Don't have enough going on?" He asks with reason, I've done this sort of thing before. I did the home party circuit with jewelry and scrapbook supplies. It was a lot of work, a lot of investment and not much return.

And that's exactly what I DON'T want! I want to create something that is special, a keepsake that while not needed could be treasured. Sure, I could make jewelry.. I make a mean crocheted metal and bead necklace. Remember?
I could sell screen printed t shirts.
But if you live in my world, you have more t shirts than days of the month!

I could even make custom wall art...
But I'm not loving that. They are cute, but not special.

So I need some feedback from all of you out there in bloggy world. One of the things that I LOVE to do is watercolor portraits. I love doing these loose watercolor tone on tone paintings. 
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But what do you think? Would people want this type of painting? And for how much? Do you think I could get $35 for an 8x10 unframed original watercolor?

Please be honest with me. And thanks. And to answer Doug's question and possibly yours; I want to make a little extra money, because I want too. If I want to save up and go run a half marathon in the wine country, cool. I work full-time and with direct deposit I never see my paycheck and with the kids demands and life, I never see any "extra" funds just hanging around either! So given that I do have lots of talents, I'd like to find one that can benefit me and my family in some way!

Hope you have a great day and if you think of a better project... let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to have one or two or three of these! Sally Lloyd