My husband and I wanted to get away from working for big corporations and do something we were passionate about. I encouraged my husband to quit the job he was at for 14 years and find out what it is he loves to do. He has so many talents but couldn't narrow it down at first. He tried writing, drawing, teaching guitar lessons, and making comic strips. Then, he discovered a new passion that combined all his gifts! Animations. He could do voice work, storytelling, drawing, writing, music, and make a cartoon for people to watch.
Around this time, he encouraged me to start something that I had been interested in a long time ago but never had the proper encouragement to do it good. Puppets! I love building and performing puppets but I was never very good at it. I started watching tutorials online by Adam kreutinger and a few other people. I started building them and everyday trying to improve from the next. A year later and I have not been able to quit my full time big corporation job yet. But, I started discussing puppets and different ways of performing and making a living from it with people from Australia, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, New York, and Los Angeles.
I am now starting to look into a full time venture from something that started out as a hobby.
My husband spent this last year working on animations and he had one guitar student as well as working part time just to supplement our income. This coming fall he is starting teaching guitar and doing animation lessons for those who want to learn and slowly say good bye to the part time job and make north stream creations his full time venture.