While in college getting my art degree I was disheartened when I never found my niche in the world of art and just assumed that I would mostly teach and not really produce.
Around the time I was ready to go for my Masters Degree I decided I also wanted to learn to watercolor. I didn't want to watercolor anything too serious so sketched a couple mermaids, read a lot of watercolor books and started to play. Pretty soon I had a stack of paintings. My husband suggested trying to sell them on eBay. I sold my first painting for $.99 and was so excited that someone wanted it. Thousands of mermaids later I am still painting, having a great time, and meeting some awesome people willing to give my little mermaids some good homes.
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