I have been an entrepreneur since I was young. My first business was as a calligrapher and graphic designer. I created a line of custom designed wedding invitation, adoption announcements and a clothing line. I started in my home and moved into a small studio on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue in the late 1970’s. When I got divorce I felt like I had to “get a real job” so I went back to school and got my masters degree in psychology. I was a psychologist for 26 years until I left that career to be an entrepreneur in the health and wellness field.
In 1987 I created a therapeutic game teaching children how to express anger. I borrowed $1500.00 from a friend and published 500 games. My kids and I put them together assembly line style and I marketed them by going to the library and researching school and therapist around the country and mailing them information. This was before the ease of searching the internet and email. I sold all of the games and made a profit of $16,000. I sold the publishing rights to a publisher and have been getting royalties ever since. It was a best selling for 20 years with the first publisher and I just recently found a new publisher and it just came out this year in an updated version. Find it here: Creative Therapy Store
I have always made money doing art, either selling it or doing custom work.
Liaisons With Spirit by Katelyn Mariah
I am now able to combine my skills as a therapist, my strong interest in health and wellness and my creativity to empower others to become healthy. See Work With Katelyn to learn more.
Here is an interview with me done by Miss Millenia Magazine where you can learn more about me: http://www.missmillmag.com/2013/07/katelyn_mariah/