Well, my husband and friends finally talked me into making a business out of drawing pencil portraits of people. We shall see how it goes. Up until a month ago, I didn't even know that there was a market for that sort of thing!! Here is my facebook business profile page and I'm currently working on a website as well.
I just did a portrait of the daughter of a friend of mine and she absolutely loved it. I was shocked b/c the whole time I was drawing it I kept thinking that there was no way she was going to like it. Not only that, but after she posted it on her facebook, I had 4 people contact me saying they wanted pictures done and that they'd pay me for them! I have very low self-esteem about my drawing abilities, so this is going to be hard on me. I LOVE drawing so this would be a great spare time project to make some money, but there is always a point in each one of my drawings where my anxiety level spikes really high that I'm not going to be able to "get it right". And I am HORRIBLE about negative criticism so it is going to be really hard for me not to lock myself in a room and cry for a week straight when someone tells me they don't like a drawing I did, haha! Oh well, maybe it will be good for me?!
On a more positive note, I have always wanted to be good at something useful. I have always envied people who have a talent for things that they enjoy doing. Photography, baking, sports, music etc. Maybe I have found my "something."