Sometimes I make something and don’t want to do it again. Last week when I got a bunch of requests for the Chickens at the Bird feeder Potholder, I decided to make some more. Partly because the image worked, it touched a lot of people, and partly because they are fun to make. I think my favorite part is the curved metal hook that holds the feeder. I also like how the colors work together.
And today was the perfect day for me to do these pieces. I didn’t have any driving creative urges and was into the repetition, playing with the chicken shapes, moving them around to see how they worked best together. Consciously making each potholder slightly different. (Although it amazes me looking at them now how the bird is positioned almost exactly the same in each. It looks like I measured them)
Anyway, this is one of those things I still haven’t worked out. I don’t really have a system or plan for when I’ll duplicate something and when I won’t. It’s completely arbitrary.
I have an idea for a new page on my website to explain how someone can buy my art, apparently it’s not very clear on my site. But what is this page going to say?
1 – If you want to buy my work you have to check my website everyday because I don’t have anything except what I make that day.
2 – If you see something you like on my site that’s already sold and you want one like it, email me and ask, but it depends on my mood that day if I will do it or not.
3 – I’d rather not do commissions, but sometimes I like doing them and they take me someplace creatively I might not have gone, so ask me, but not too many of you please because I sometimes have a hard time saying no and I want to leave enough time to do my own work.
Not only is this not helpful, but it makes me sound like a prima donna. I guess that’s why I’ve been vague about. I guess I’ll figure it out or I won’t. If you don’t see that new page on my newly designed website, you’ll know I didn’t and we’ll just keep things the way they are. Deliberately vague and a bit confusing.