It is a great diversion to work with other people – to be inspired by making something real for someone else. In the past while I have illustrated a book and make some portraits of children. This has been really enjoyable
Book Illustration is a great way to learn to tell a story through keeping consistent imagery going. Great fun and challenging. I recently completed 20 illustrations for a book of poetry. These were all charcoal drawings on paper. The originals were very fragile.
More details of these illustrations and other similar projects are here.
I have a garden screen printing studio, a Cricut cutting machine and all the software to complete lots of logo and web design projects. In a few hours something can be mocked up and turned into a bag or other design. This I mostly do for friends.