This is an exciting post for me to write, because I get to share something that I’ve devoted a lot of effort to in recent months: I’ve started a business!
About two years ago, I blogged about how having a hobby is an important tool in my healthy living arsenal. Doing something productive during my downtime helps curb cravings and engage my mind. I can’t tell you how many times, while relaxing in front of the TV, I’ve thought about all the junk food I wanted to eat right now, and how many times I acted on that urge. But once I added a hobby into the mix – something that required a little focus – Voila! Those urges went away. For me, that hobby is drawing mazes. Mazes like this one:
I once planned to post mazes regularly on this blog, but that plan sorta fell apart. But I kept drawing mazes. Lots of ’em! And now, I’ve opened an online store where you can buy them!
My maze store is called Uncle David’s Mazes, in honor of the dozens of mazes I’ve drawn for my niece and nephews.
I have all sorts of mazes available, including lots where you can purchase the maze, download it immediately, and print it out at your convenience! Check out these examples! (Click on any of these images to link through to that maze in the store. And none of the mazes you buy will have the ‘Hand-Drawn by Uncle David’ label… that’s just a theft deterrent!)
Mazes for kids. This one is from my Valentine’s Day collection:
I’ll draw a CUSTOM maze for your kid’s next birthday party, based on their name and a theme of your choice!
Challenging mazes, for maze-lovers of any age:
And why not have a hunky lumberjack maze?
I’ll even take your favorite photo and turn it into a maze!
It’s very exciting to turn a hobby into a money-making endeavor, and I hope you’ll check out my store when you have a second. Maybe you’ll even share it with some friends!
And here’s the URL: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UncleDavidsMazes
Now I’m excited to expand my inventory! Is there a maze you want to see in the store? Let me know! Depending on the complexity, mazes take me anywhere from one to four hours to draw, and that’s a lot of time where I’m focusing on something positive and not succumbing to the evils of mindless snacking while glued to the boob tube!
Keep it up, David!