It’s more than a hobby. More than a “post apocalyptic life skill”, though there is some truth to that one!It takes years of practice and study to develop these skills! And you are not only creating art, but often something that is useful to boot! When you undervalue your work, you make everyone else’s work less valuable as well.
There is a story about Pablo Picasso that I have no idea if it is true or not, but the “moral of the story” is valuable nonetheless, so I will recount it loosely: Pablo was sitting on a park bench sketching, when a woman sat down. After observing him for a few minutes, she asked if he would draw her, and he agreed. After showing her the sketch he told her it would cost $5000. She was appalled, exclaiming “That only took you 5 minutes!” To which he replied, “My dear Lady, it has taken me over 50 years of study and training to be able to do that in 5minutes.”
Can you get that at WalMart? Yup … BUT, 2 year, 5 years, 10 years from now will you still want the mass produced thing from the box store? Not likely.
You are creating heirlooms.