Well a funny week, I received my prints from the printer. I was full of high hopes but I have to say my initial reaction after opening the box was slight disappointment. My picture of Heart didn't come out as I imagined.
Of course the key to this disappointment is in the last sentence! I didn't relay my imagined pictorial to Mark the printer very well. Anyway that put me on a downward spiral of self doubt about the prints, my artwork and my selling them at all.
I spent all day Thursday photographing them for my Etsy shop, with no success. They looked out of focus, as you can see above, terrible. More steps back! Friday could have been an even worse day, Orthodontic appointment for my girlie Izi and dentist for me But........
6 STEPS FORWARD!
Mark agreed to do a free revised print for me. No filings at the dentist (I was convinced I needed a filing just sensitive teeth apparently). Thinking positively about Thursday I did measure all the prints and construct descriptions. Found a fab skirt in the Charity shop, I will sew a couple of my Cath Kidson buttons on to it. The knitted cardy needs a couple of the Kidson buttons on it too, then I can finally give it to my friend for her little baby, Lila. Also I took a couple of pics of the prints with my iphone, really not bad actually in focus. I plan to finish off the photography today.
I've been working on the brooch for a while. A couple of years ago I made a lot and sold them through Folksy. I lost money making them really as the time spent making them didn't and couldn't reflect in the price I sold them for. This little one is for me. I will finish it off this weekend.
I tell you what a difference a few days make!