“I embarked on an interesting project with my Facebook friends. The deal was simple: I would create their portrait in exchange for them purchasing one of my children’s books from Amazon and gifting it to any child of their choice. The books were reasonably priced, ranging from around 4 to 12 euros.

Most of my friends purchased a book after receiving their portrait, while a few of them did not. Interestingly, two of my friends who did not purchase a book asked me to create another portrait for a different family member. I fulfilled the request for one friend, but declined for the second friend.”