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SPOOKY CHANGING PORTRAITS: Combing Skill With Imagination

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A love for Halloween and a skill for restoring old photographs lead Edward to his career path as an artist and business owner selling and creating spooky portraits.

Degree: English Language and Literature
Job Title: Business Owner/Artist
Employer: Haunted Memories - Changing Portraits

Job Summary: Artists and Related Workers, All Other

Job Description

Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than a functional one.

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Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-2 to 3 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Irregular, Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Indoor, Office, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Hand-eye coordination, Artistic, Creativity, Likes working with hands, Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills

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m='12120'>shipping</span> <span m='12480'>orders</span> <span m='12970'>for</span> <span m='13330'>the</span> <span m='13440'>characters</span> <span m='13890'>I've</span> <span m='14050'>already</span> <span m='14380'>created.</span> </p><p><span m='15380'>It's</span> <span m='15560'>kind</span> <span m='15800'>of</span> <span m='15900'>a</span> <span m='15980'>long</span> <span m='16329'>and</span> <span m='16410'>winding</span> <span m='16840'>road</span> <span m='17270'>to</span> <span m='17370'>get</span> <span m='17690'>to</span> <span m='17890'>this</span> <span m='18270'>place.</span> <span m='18820'>I</span> <span m='19380'>originally</span> <span m='19770'>didn't</span> <span m='20010'>intend</span> <span m='20380'>to</span> <span m='20430'>be</span> <span m='20620'>an</span> <span m='20730'>artist.</span> <span m='21690'>I</span> <span m='21960'>was</span> <span m='22140'>an</span> <span m='22470'>English</span> <span m='22870'>major</span> <span m='23250'>in</span> <span m='23370'>college.</span> <span m='24530'>And</span> <span m='25180'>it</span> <span m='25340'>was</span> <span m='25490'>just</span> <span m='25700'>a</span> <span m='25760'>matter</span> <span m='26180'>of</span> <span m='26280'>picking</span> <span m='26740'>up</span> <span m='27350'>the</span> <span m='27450'>skill</span> <span m='27830'>of</span> <span m='27940'>doing</span> <span m='28180'>photo</span> <span m='28510'>restoration</span> <span m='29550'>after</span> <span m='29920'>I</span> <span m='30030'>had</span> <span m='30180'>graduated.</span> <span m='31345'>I</span> <span m='31710'>mostly</span> <span m='32070'>just</span> <span m='32270'>took</span> <span m='32460'>the</span> <span m='32560'>class</span> <span m='32970'>to</span> <span m='33110'>do</span> <span m='33880'>restoration</span> <span m='34490'>on</span> <span m='34590'>my</span> <span m='34750'>family's</span> <span m='35280'>photographs.</span> <span m='36520'>And</span> <span m='36970'>by</span> <span m='37120'>learning</span> <span m='37440'>that</span> <span m='37700'>skill,</span> <span m='38520'>I</span> <span m='38630'>was</span> <span m='38840'>able</span> <span m='39060'>to</span> <span m='39250'>then</span> <span m='39630'>combine</span> <span m='40080'>it</span> <span m='40160'>with</span> <span m='40320'>an</span> <span m='40420'>imagination</span> <span m='41840'>that</span> <span m='41990'>I</span> <span m='42080'>had</span> <span m='42410'>from</span> <span m='42590'>loving</span> <span m='42850'>Halloween</span> <span m='43350'>all</span> <span m='43480'>my</span> <span m='43620'>life</span> <span m='44510'>and</span> <span m='44980'>combined</span> <span m='45460'>it</span> <span m='45550'>with</span> <span m='45790'>a</span> <span m='46440'>thought</span> <span m='46660'>of,</span> <span m='46790'>what</span> <span m='47280'>if</span> <span m='47400'>I</span> <span m='47460'>made</span> <span m='47720'>a</span> <span m='47760'>photo</span> <span m='48110'>turn</span> 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m='99770'>on</span> <span m='100060'>time.</span> <span m='100920'>But</span> <span m='101160'>it's</span> <span m='101410'>not</span> <span m='101640'>hard.</span> </p>","file":{"id":265679,"video_id":"2708428529001","name":"71527353","duration":102890,"thumbnail_url":null}});