A friend of mine from a message board wanted me to paint butterflies on her daughter's letters. She sent me a paint swatch so I could match up the pink paint perfectly to what is currently in her daughter's bedroom.
I'm a mom to 4 small children. I painted letters for each of my kids & when a friend saw my work, she said others might be interested in the letters, too. For now I'm not doing much in the way of "advertising" my work. I'm letting my business grow through word-of-mouth & recommendations from previous customers. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed painting & drawing & am thrilled to have a reason to be able to work on it again. I do all my work in the evenings after the kids are in bed for the night.