Lifestyles: Twylas Cards
Turning a hobby into a full time job, Twyla Vincent puts her own style on card making.
It's not always easy to find a hobby or talent that suits you.
But once you do, turning that passion into a profitable business adds a new level of fun and frustration. In this week's lifestyles report Beartooth NBC's Drew Steele traveled to Toston to meet with a woman who has done just that.
The roads of Montana lead to places where stories are waiting to be uncovered and down this gravel road lies the story of a card making extraordinaire.
Twyla Vincent, owner of Touch of Twyla, said, "I know people enjoy receiving the cards and I get the satisfaction of knowing that I can do something. It keeps me busy. It keeps my mind busy and I think it keeps me young."
Vincent, age 67, has been retired for almost five years and during that period of time she's picked up a hobby that people are starting to notice.
"If I'm in a good frame of mind when I start sitting down and I know exactly what I wanna do I just go find my paper...work with the color of paper I want,” stated Vincent.
Vincent does it all. From get well cards and birthday cards to even anniversary cards.
When asked about her favorite, Vincent said, "Probably the best ones and my favorite ones are probably anniversary cards. And the ones I really enjoy making to because I never make any two the same, is my diva cards."
After starting the hobby with her daughter years ago, it has grown into a fully operating business. Although, demand for the cards has been the easy part, making each card unique adds a little difficulty.
"I've got patience. I can see what i start and if I don't like it, it goes in the garbage and I start again," stated Vincent.
No matter where the road less traveled leads there will be a story to tell. And for Twyla Vincent’s story it has helped her gain a lifestyle that she can enjoy for the rest of her retirement.
When asked how long she hoped to continue making cards, stated Vincent, "I’ll probably do it as long as my hands let me do it."
Twyla has made cards for every season and holiday. Now, she is working on bringing yearly calendars to life with the same creative flare.
Story by Drew Steele, Beartooth NBC.
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