This was a commission and it's almost done came out so much better than I first thought it would I'm very happy with the almost final product. I still have a chain to add to the bottom or at least I think I will add it.
Last first Friday I got a commission for a steampunk assemblage from a kid who had, unfortunately had just gotten hit by a car earlier in the day, which was kinda strange.
a random thought about studio hygiene:
Well okay can your studio be too clean......or how about almost clean.........or maybe not at all clean.
a random thought about all of the above:
Well sure of course, mine got almost all clean but then I got a commission for a steampunk assemblage combined with snow today and I had a deep desire to work not clean. So a few shots of weather, a semi-clean studio and the beginning of a steampunk heart.
so I started to clean my studio and was making pretty good head way:
when we had the first big ass snow storm blow in last night:
Living at my house could be said to be boring if you're a city dweller that's always on the go, a few things that we see and do are pretty interesting though. For instance coming home from an appointment the other day here's what I sat in my car and waited for:
there were about twenty of them and they took their sweet time crossing. Yesterday I came home and found these guys below my driveway in the road, and more up by the house, yeah my road is dirt but so what:
Okay I am finished with my last two shows and my habit is to tidy up before starting something new. Here are the scary pictures of my studio and what makes it worse is that my husband didn't put the screens back on and so when I worked at night I was totally dodging bugs, now I am vacuuming up the ones who didn't make it.....sigh. Looks a little like a horders place....lol.
Someone asked me last night if I had an agent.....I'm thinking, huh, pay someone to do what I can do and I don't cost me anything......so let me get this straight I would make art, hire someone for a fee, to help get me into a gallery situation so I can pay the gallery 40 to 50% and pay the agent on top of that....what would I have left over, plus if I rolled those costs into the price of my pieces would I ever sell anything in this economy? Can't really answer that but unless I was to catch fire by some miracle then I would be so flipping rich I could and would justify the expense. I can see both sides of the issue, or at least I think I can, on one hand I spend time marketing myself where maybe some would argue that that is lost time I could spend making art which I can't sell given the economic situation. Or I could trust someone who doesn't really know me but just works for his commission, how hard does he work for me, am I enough of a name to even justify his services. I trust myself and I am some what disciplined I do a lot of networking I also limit my time on marketing depending on upcoming shows and events. My goal is to be more efficient with my time and I think I have a way to go with that goal but as I get busier I get better. It seems to me that it boils down to "the economy, stupid", it's just an expense that my sales don't necessarily justify during this time. So I guess there is no really good answer just a recognition of the times we live in.
This is Mr Fox almost done he's been a bit of a struggle, for various reasons. The picture that I used for this one is a really great one, very inspiring. Still trying to finish things up for my next upcoming show.......lol.