Trying to make a little extra money
May 27th, 2009 by David

I hope you aren’t offended by my talking about money, but money is one of the reasons Les and I are heading South.

I’m a photographer and an overall creative kind of guy, so I’ve been looking for some ways to make a little extra money while Les and I are in Mexico. Every so often I invent some utilitraian device that makes my life a little easier. Les and I are trying to learn how to produce the last two items I came up with, a sock-like case to protect a pocket camera from scratches and dust, and a device to keep iPod ear buds from getting so tangled. It’s easy to make something for myself – it doesn’t have to be a finished product, something else to make it to sell. Hopefully, we’ll be able to sell some of these items on eBay and make a little extra cash. They really are quite handy. I’ll post some pictures when the finished products are ready.

3 Responses  
  • Barb Curran writes:
    April 28th, 201010:54 pmat

    David, I hesitate to bring this up for fear of offending you, but the minute I saw the picture of the bird of paradise plants I had this thought. Somewhere I read of a software program that takes photos and converts them into paintings that can be applied on canvas. One of the dealers in my Antiques Mall has been bringing in canvasses that I suspect have been created in this manner(the price tells me no one sat down and took the time to actually paint them).
    they sell like hot cakes! Is this something you would consider? I have been so impressed with your photos – the color contrasts, the unusual balance and focal points. My husband spent many years in the advertising world and I’ve seen enough mediocre work to really appreciate someone with your talent. Just a thought . . . .

  • David writes:
    May 28th, 20093:05 pmat

    Hi beth–

    Glad to know somebody else has the same problems with earbuds that i have.

    They work really great.Just trying to get the manufacturing process down – not have them look
    too homemade. tangled earphone has been a heck of a problem for me for some time. took a lot of the fun of using an mp3 player.
    I’ll post some pictures when ready – hopefully next week.


  • Beth writes:
    May 27th, 20099:07 pmat

    I’m all for a device to keep the earbuds from tangling! Looking forward to seeing what it looks like.

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