Saturday, March 12, 2011
My other talents
I am a woman of many talents. Writing is the one that is taking priority right now, but there are other interests.
As you might have seen somewhere, I am a cosmetologist. I have done everyone's hair in every family picture since I was in high school. I would like to open a business that does special events hair and makeup on location. It's my plan to use my first book sale profits as start up.
I make jewelry, have been since my sister bought me a kit when I was 13. I tried to find out how to become a bench jeweler, who designs the actual pieces, but can't find anything that isn't at least a three hour commute.
I am an artist, though I'd really give myself intermediate level. I work best with photo manipulation, though I can draw. I kinda suck at people, though. I designed my own book cover. I am almost done with Nature lover and then I will be able to post it here for everyone, it just still needs some tweaking. I had so much fun making the first book cover I started the second and it's about halfway done, even though the first book is only about halfway written. lol
I love to bake. This one is a little bittersweet because I married a diabetic and he can't have a lot of the stuff I like to make. And yes I know there are diabetic recipes out there, I just don't generally care for them. But every Christmas I get to bake whatever I want and divide it up between our families, and it kind of makeups up for being deprived the rest of the year. This year I'm thinking about making either pies or cakes for them as well as my usual cookies. I also think I might make stuff to take to the in-laws the rest of the times I visit, get the baking bug out of my sister four times a year instead of just once...
I crochet. I don't have the patience to make anything big, but I make some adorable purses. I currently have about five half done which I plan to use as gifts this year for Christmas. And yes, I've already started working on Christmas so I don't have to rush to get anything done...
So I am a creative, crafty person. Why am I telling you this? Perhaps someday I might need to explain that no writing getting done because project X has to be finished. Mostly though, I just wanted to know what everyone else's other talents are.