Saturday, 24 March 2012

4 steps back, 6 steps forward!

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........ 

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!


vicky said...

I seem to be having a similar week but without the forward steps... broken kiln, bad glazes, egg cups too small... I am learning to accept that uncertainty and apprehension will always be part of the making process for me. Hopefully in a few days things will not seem so bad. I've certainly got enough stock for a seconds sale! Your print looks lovely to me! x

Lamb and Fox said...

As you say I'm sure things won't look so bad in a couple of days. The sun being out certainly helps in these situations!
I didn't do the photography yesterday like I said I would, mainly because I think I am doing my avoidance tactic. Scared of photographing them again and looking terrible! So found spring clean jobs to do in the garden and outhouse. It was good though to have a day away from working as sometimes I can't see the wood for the trees!.
The print just bugs me because its not central inside the square!!!! The reprint that the printer is doing is miles better and I have learned from my mistakes by emailing a mock up of what I want. Progress x