Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Turning my inner crafty mom into a work at home mom job
If there is one thing that most people would think of if they were asked to describe me, I think "crafty mom" would be right there in the top five (probably right under snarky & sarcastic)!
I am constantly trolling stores that we cannot afford on one income and giving things the once over as I decide whether or not I can make something similar on a shoestring budget.
Two years ago as I tried to come up with a crafty Christmas gift for my sister, I came up with a clock made from magazines and old vinyl. Since my sister is way cooler than me and knows tons of people in our local art world, I found myself making new clocks for an art gallery and then custom clocks for paying customers and suddenly what started as a new project for this crafty mom turned into a work at home mom job.
Now it wasn't a life changing work at home job, but I have sold pieces and this week, a local online art magazine featured me in an article in preparation for a big art show I am in on Sunday! Since I don't have a problem with shameless self promotion...
Check it out- http://discerningeyesmouthpiece.com/2011/09/21/and-the-show-goes-on-jessica-jack/
To say I am beaming with pride is the understatement of the century! I have not stopped smiling and will not admit to anyone how many times I have read the article. I am a mom that REALLY loves her glue gun and craft bin and while I don't know if I will ever feel worthy of the label "artist" ! I may secretly have a dream of my crafty mom taking over and one day being enough to be a real work at home mom job (the kind that dependably pays the cable bill).
Until then, I am crafting at nap time between blogs, while the laundry tumbles in the dryer. I am certainly not the most glamorous crafty mom but I am a mom that loves to craft and this week , that is making me feel like I am at the top of the world!
Want to check out some of my other crafts, become a fan of Upcycled by Jessica Jack and check out my future projects (which I plan to finish as soon as I get through this weekends art show)!