Who'd a thunk that I'd be actually making a little money off of a whim hobby! I started making fonts because there were so many out there that, to me, looked incomplete, or I just couldn't find the look I wanted.
I uploaded two fonts within the last couple months online and never thought I'd see such a frenzy over them. Happy Serif was the one I labored over for nearly a year. Happy Sans [link]
was a derivative of Happy Serif and only took me a few hours to do. Here's the crazy part - Happy Sans is rapidly becoming my "most downloaded" font online across the entire web - and I've been getting several requests to use the font commercially as well! From fledgeling businesses, to art colleges, to designers...it still wierds me out sometimes!
It just goes to show, you never know what the public is going to latch on to. I considered Happy Sans, more or less, a throw-away bonus...now it's bringing me a fair bit of attention. Who knows whether that scrap you posted on a whim will become your next major drawing card or the start of a business you never considered before?
That's one of the reasons I love DevArt so much! It's a great place to get feedback from other people who know what they're talking about and get inspired by others. They may see something in your work that you never noticed or never would have thought of before! It's great!
Here's to many more creative "accidents"!