I am a Nick Bantock fan. Today I looked at his website for the first time. If you are unfamiliar with his work, check out his site.
I see he is selling some of the original works which appear in his books. The lowest price I saw was $500.
How great is it to be a professional artist, buying ephemera in antique stores and at auction, and, if one lives in America, that would be a tax-deductible work expense? Then to make the art, reproduce it into a book, make money from sales of the book plus then to sell some of the original art for $500 and up per piece?
I am having fun making ATCs. Too bad my work is not good enough for others to pay for it. I could get used to making art as my work. It is easier and less stressful than homeschooling and raising children, I can tell you that.