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June 22, 2012
Fragile Earth Series by Drew Harris – NN Gallery
June 23, 2012

Turn your hobby into an income

Art is more than just a hobby. In fact, there are many facets to art that you can take up where it could be more than to spend your extra time in which it could lead to more profitable options in the future. Take note that art is not something that can only exist with talent because you can practically cultivate better skills until it becomes something that you can actually earn a respectable income in. To begin with, you need to have interest in the specific area of art.

Most artists take up this discipline because they have the passion in them and it becomes something that they do for life. However, there are certain aspects of art in which you could do it during your free time and then perhaps sell them in the open market. Cross-stitch is one of the most popular choices. Cross-stitch work is highly decorative while they are also easy to learn. Basically what you do is to follow the guide which is like a map and then stitch on the respective colours and you have a nice looking piece of artwork that can be framed. Another form of textile art is needlepoint which is commonly used in house objects like pillow-cases, table clothes and such which are also very decorative. You can customize these artwork based on what your potential customers are looking for. Other common form of textile-related art form includes knitting, sewing and quilting.

Accessories and jewellery is another art form which is common among housewives and home-makers. Earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and crochets are some of the common objects made by these artists. Beadworks and making of these jewelleries can be customized or standard in that you can make your own designs and sell them through the market or you can accept orders from customers who like a certain design.

Pottery and ceramic art is a niche market in the art industry where it requires a high level of skills and such. This is where you will need to be able to visualize a certain type of tableware and create your own art impressions. Not all collectors will like your designs so it is essential that you create the type of art which are visually pleasing while not being out of place on the shelf.

Photography is one art form that has garnered much popularity in recent years. In most cases, photography has become quite a distinctive art form in its own industry where it has grown to become quite a mainstream category in itself.

Visual arts are perhaps the most popular art form around. This could be in the form of paintings, sculptures, installation art and these days digital art. Paintings using oil, acrylic, watercolour or other medium is pretty much the de facto standard when someone talks about art. Paintings have been the main form of art for centuries and they still remain as the primary art form until today. On the other hand, sculptures are also a popular art form where you need to cultivate skills in carving, welding and such while installation art is also a popular art form where a more 3-dimensional representation of the art is involved.