Sunday, September 28, 2008
Work and weather report
I told myself, in no uncertain terms, that sitting down at the computer and opening the pattern software was a very bad idea. I know how I am.
Five hours later...when nothing else is done, I finally shut it off.
Today I actually made some headway on "Geisha"...the prototype. I've made corrections to the pattern (now that I see how the actual piece looks) and ordered some additional bead colors I hope will reasonably resemble human flesh next time I start on a face pattern. I'll finish the piece and keep it - which is what I do with anything slightly flawed.
And suddenly the weekend is nearly gone. Time passes at warp speed when I'm doing anything beadwork related.
I'm sucking wind over at Etsy. I don't know if that's there are 3000 really outstanding artists working in beads at Etsy, crappy luck, the careening economy, or that I'm charging half of what I think most of my work is worth - and it's twice what anyone is willing to pay.
Instead of continuing with the pity party I threw for myself at the end of the week, I figured it was better to do what always works - sales or no sales - work at something that feels creative and forget what may or may not sell. I'm doing that, by the way, while I wait for Tropical Storm Kevin or Kyle or Keno - the most recent "K" hurricane's tail.
And I cheer myself, too, with the prospect of seeing "Radiant's" new frame. I recruited a master woodworker and I gave him free reign and said I'd pay what it cost, no dickering. He says the new frame is cherry and that the wood curves away from the picture like the cheaper frame did...and he's done some sort of simple detail with the edges. He says there are shades in the wood that are almost the same as some of the colors in the piece. I can't wait. I've seen his work and it's gorgeous.
Hope you're all well, happy and (of course) beading!