Make Money With Your Art Designing Softies
I came across a really fun craft idea on Pinterest today.
The image showed a child's drawing converted into a fun stuffed animal or more accurately a "softie"
You can see it below.
The caption stated that, if you send a kids drawing to this sites service, they would (for a fee) send you an original child's toy created from the drawing.
Since, I am always on the lookout for methods to make money from my art or ideas to share on this site and related projects, I went in for further examination.
The other "softies" were amazing! These things don't compare to grandma's sock monkeys, she has a real talent for soft sculpture and making 2d images appear in the real. I'm reminded of Joan Miro's transition from 2d work to full scale theater.
That is awesome right! If you are unfamiliar with Miro, here is
Figure at Night Guided by the Phosphorescent Tracks of Snails 1940
I would really give this Artist who makes these softies the credit for being great in soft sculpture and knowledge of materials. I wouldn't call these "children's toys"
But, not surprisingly when I was reviewing her site, I saw this notice:
My site has gone viral; people say that I’m on Pinterest; people are blogging about me. But now I don’t know how long people will have to wait before I get to their order. The 4-6 week turnaround time has just gone out the window.Now, that's got to be a great feeling, to be so overwhelmed with commissions that she has to post that notice!
So, here’s an idea. Let’s keep Child’s Own Studio a secret for a while? Don’t share this website with your friends, pin me on Pinterest, post about me on facebook or blog about me. Yes, shhhhhhh….until I catch up.
So, although, I am "blogging" about her Art, I am also reposting her "dont share me" post, so I hope they cancel each other out.
So as this site is mostly about how to market your art and how to utilize your creativity to earn money, I dug in deeper ...
If you click the link below, you can see just how popular this site has been on Pinterest.
People really love these, rightfully so, as this Artist is very skilled at it, but are you capable of something similar? I expect many think they are and few actually are, but the market appears to be quite open.
She sells these in the range of $70-150 USD and has more demand than she can handle, maybe you want to join up with her , utilize her great presence or buzz, or maybe be inspired to start your own variation on the concept?
Personally, I think she is far underpricing her Art!
So how about, can you think of your own variations on this concept? Brainstorm in the comments below!
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