I have been thinking about this a lot, and trying to work out what 'skills' I have (I use the word skills very lightly!). Turns out not that many.
But I have come up with a few things.
First of all,
Earn More - At the moment I have a little part time job which fits in nicely around the children. I am working in a tea room - certainly not what I imagined I would end up doing! It is not exactly the career I thought I would have, but for the time being, it is money coming in and it is very handy - the tea room is on a plant nursery in the village. The people I work for are lovely and have become good friends, so really I shouldn't complain.
The wages aren't going to change, but I am going to try and get some extra shifts here and there.
Sell more drawings/paintings. - My work has always sold quite well, but it has to be out there and not piled up in my shed. So the aim is to get into more galleries and shops. I have 2 exhibitions planned for this year and I want to get in touch with more. Just selling one drawing a month would be £150-£200+ extra. Imagine if I could sell more than that!
|My first exhibition|
Ebay/Amazon - Continue clearing and try and sell some things. Hubby has some books from his archaeology days which could fetch a bit. I don't think I can make much from this, but it is worth a go.
Other Art related activities - I studied Animation for 4 years in Dublin, but life, children, responsibilities meant that I didn't pursue it. Whilst it may be a bit late now, I have been thinking about designing characters and doing illustrations. Possibly doing some designs for Phoenix Cards or illustrating a book. These are just ideas that have been rolling around in my mind.
Short of selling a kidney, I can't think of anything else.
Anyone got any other ideas?