After a few more commissions~ I'm gonna change up how I've been creating. Instead of trying to create 'works to sell' - I'm going to try to create 'works-for-me' as my little dolls~ love them though I do~ are created at an unsustainable loss. And so I shall take this time of unmitigated freedom and create fully for myself~
This little faun in my hand was my last attempt to create something simple - something that I could maybe - just maybe produce a few of in a day~ this~ it seems~ I am not capable of. I can not seem to speed myself up or lower the detail on my dolls - each one becomes more and more elaborate. I've conflicting goals~
1. To create works to sell on Etsy
2. To sell at prices that would allow people to buy
3. To add detail, emotion, story, individuality + quality to each subsequent work.
As I feel unwilling to change my tact on #2 and incapable of dumbing down myself on #3 ~ I must conclude that a change is in order.
New Year = a new focus!
Oh! And if you are one of the lovely lovely people that have taken one of my creations home~ thank you! Dear goodness~ thank you <3 I'm sure I'd have gone utterly mad creating for others and finding them non-exisitant! There were many many days that I sat back and looked at my work and wondered 'who in the world will want to take this little creature home?' and I was always answered with them sailing off to France or Poland or Italy or Ohio, California, Canada, or down the street... or to a friend back home.
I am so grateful and honored~ this has been a wonderful experiment and I'm always open for commissions from friends~ and anyone that took home one of my little creations~ is a friend in my book!