It’s Monday guys and I’m just worn out. I completed my task of doing five 3D swans and I did finish at the very last minute. Didn’t I tell you that was going to happen? The glue was even still drying when I gave them to my commissioners. Don’t worry, it was still professional. I let them know that they needed to give it a minute before fooling around with them. They were ecstatic with the results! I think I even surprised them with the results. Did I mention that I got paid for this too? Yes, I got paid and that was a plus all on its own.
This experience relived a couple of issues for me. I use to be very apprehensive about doing something I love, my hobbies, and do it for profit. The concept was awkward and strange. I currently do, do some digital coloring flat work for an artist friend of mine. I use to do it for fun and not get paid, but that had to change when she convinced me she had to pay me for it. I awkwardly accepted and didn’t get use to it until I did it a couple of times. Now, I’m fine with the exchange with her. Still…with other people I wondered if it would be strange. When I started this commission it was. Once I received the money it didn’t feel that bizarre at all. There was even some satisfaction about it. I guess it takes a couple of times of something new until you get use to it.
Would I do something like this again? You know, do a hobby for money? I would. The thought is less strange and foreign. I might still have a little guilt to it, I’m sure I’ll get over it quicker now, but now I won’t have this feeling that I got paid for something I love doing. When I reread that, it doesn’t make much sense. Does it?
What do you guys think?
With the commission done, I’m free to finish my mother’s swan and do some stitching! I really miss my stitching. I plan to do some after work today. Hope I haven’t forgotten how to haha. I’m also doing some blog work. I’m going to add a couple of my hobbies to the menu along with the cross stitching.