Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Reaching A Compromise


Jaime and I each have our own Shops
and 
for the most part
our businesses are completely separate.

Her and Mikey are free to do as they please in their Shop..
and me in mine.

But...we still do our little 'brain storming' every week.
What new things can we do?...that sort of thing.

She is of the belief that original paintings and prints are more than enough
to keep her busy...
but
the 'crafter' in me is constantly wanting to 'expand' my line.
And...I tend to try to 'talk' her into going along.

Now that we aren't doing anymore shows this season...
(and possibly not next season either)
I think I'll let her do her thing and just keep doing what I enjoy doing.
I just need to be 'smarter'.

For one thing...it takes me almost as long to do an art cover
or an egg ornament
as it does to do an 11 x 14 inch painting...
and I charge far less.

So...I've reached a 'compromise' with myself.
Next year...I'll concentrate on the paintings and prints...
then
every so often
I'll switch over and do a batch of covers..
or
wearable art
or
'whatever'...

See...the 'crafter' in me is 'always thinking'...

5 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

I didn't know it took as long to do an art cover, wow!

That sounds like a reasonable compromise and I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Dyche Designs said...

I know exactly what you mean, it often takes me as long to do a smaller piece than a larger one and if you're trying to make a living from what you do you really have to think long and hard about things. I love experimenting with new ideas too so I totally know where you're coming from. Ultimately I say go with your heart first and then your head.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Good for you! Can't wait to see the work!

Kelly Jeanette said...

I admire your determination. I'm always trying new things and can't settle on one method or medium. Maybe that's my problem. Good luck with your work.

Becky Z. said...

At the very least, you MUST do some of the more craftier things for a hobby ~ craftiness is a HUGE part of who you are!! :)