I struggle, sometimes, with having a "business" where making money is the measuring stick of it's success. I did a project years ago where I sold vintage clothes and accessories on Etsy with only illustrations (no photographs), and while I didn't really make much money, it was such a joyful and fulfilling way to sell stuff. Not just because it was illustration work and I love to draw, but because it disrupted the way people buy stuff and sort of startled them out of their regular path.
At World's End last month, I was tasked with drawing a map during my stay, and, to be honest, I've only ever drawn a map with my daughter when I was trying to teach her about getting around our neighborhood and understanding the place we live. Working on this map at the farm, I was quite startled out of my regular way of doing things, and it reminded me of why I have a "business" after all....