Hello creatives, If you have an artistic skill, count it as a blessing. Make sure you utilize your skills in the best of your ability. You can either make a business out of your talent or you can make extra income to fund your vacation, or put money aside for your kids' education.
I have been working as an artist for 17 years in various degrees. When I was a part time artist and at the beginning stage of my art career, the income I made from selling my artwork went back to funding my art supplies and vacation. I felt empowered that I was able to utilize my talent to create freedom and it gave me a sense of pride and independence. I felt like everything was possible and I was right.
12 years ago I became a full time artist and art has become my livelihood. So creatives, don't ever take your painting skills lightly because you can actually create a viable business from your artistic talent. But in order to create a good income from your skills you also need to create different revenue streams by offering different products.
I live in the Rocky mountains, so needless to say my gallery sees a lot of tourists and they are definitely seeking for handcrafted treasures to bring home. One of the things they are looking for are T shirts, so my husband, Paul and I designed a line of 14 T-shirts and totes catering to their needs. And I am happy to announce that they are very popular.
So creatives, think beyond the canvas with your artistic ability, think about what else can you offer as a product. Sometimes art prints and originals are not what your audience are looking for, they might be looking for something that they can use or wear.
I implore you to explore the possibilities with your skills and write down a list of things that you can either design for a certain purpose, or make into gift items. <3
With honor in spirit and in mind,
Ting Yuen Art
Hi I am Ting, I am so glad that you are here.