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)!

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