The finishing off is taking forever. But it's important that every detail is thought through, how each piece might be displayed and providing hanging options if appropriate, labeling, what size and where?, tags, product information, materials used, documenting...so important to get the photos right, not just of a good quality but do they express the character of the piece as I would want it to be seen? business cards, packaging & postage, and of course pricing, always difficult with work that is so labour intensive. Then there is promoting and selling, where is best, on line, art & craft fairs, local shops, london shops, art galleries, should I approach magazines and if so which ones?
My head is spinning. I know I need to find time to make a proper plan but for now I must finish the pieces of work that I've started, finalise prices and get them listed on Etsy & Big Cartel. Well that's my little bed time worry off my chest, I'll add some pictures of todays work. Sid & Maggie Square are finished and I think they look good hanging on the wall.
Below is my work table at home, I also need to schedule some time to move everything back to my studio.
The small pillow art dolls are nearly finished, I've added felt shapes to patch and highlight the opening where they were stuffed, I wanted this functional area to become a part of the work, like a hole or wound that's been patched together, evidence of their construction as well as a decorative part of their story like the blue moon above.