I've had my house on the market since Thanksgiving, and it's been one fiasco after another. I feel that our selling agent(s) got us to sign a contract, and then basically said "so long, suckers" because they haven't spent a dollar on advertising nor have they made an effort to show the house, and we've had quite a few people come to look at it. I guess lock boxes are the way of the future--you can show a house without ever having to get off your arse.
As far as dollies, I'm slowly moving back to sculpting more "artsy" things. Halloween was promising, I had a very good fall season--but two of my best customers seemed to have gone rotten, leaving no feedback and refusing to respond to my emails. I have no idea what I did. I've always gotten praise from repeat customers, so I don't think they're disappointed in my work. I always package my dolls securely and always throw in a gift (which, in my three years selling dolls online, only one buyer has acknowledged).
So, back to sculpting, I've decided finally to do things I want to do and not things I think people will buy. I'm focusing on getting published (my art and my writing), and really have no desire to sell on ebay, especially with the ridiculous changes--for instance, we can no longer leave negative feedback for deadbeat buyers; the idiots will be out in full force now! Hopefully my disgust with ebay won't get me kicked out of Pfattland, cause I'd hate to be floating through the art abyss by myself again...it's nice to know you have a home, even if you're hardly ever there. We'll see what happens.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
I've been neglecting my fabric dolls to sculpt these little nasties--a few of whom could use some help from an orthodontist. I'm putting together a new collection, shhhhh, don't tell anyone yet. The skull is going to be part of a 2-doll set--the other doll being my favorite artist ever, you know, the one with the unibrow :) I've wanted to create one for a long time--finally mustered up the cojones to do it!
note to Nutmeg: the goblins said they're coming to your brain next--got paperclay? : )
oh! that's Christy's (CC's) peep hamming it up in the background.
I couldn't leave him in the parking lot--someone would run him over, pull him apart or eat him on a dare (lots of teenagers hang out in the plaza). So I took him inside and punched a box full of holes while my co-workers freaked out as he climbed up my apron. Needless to say he did not like the box; though he started eating it. I put him in my crazy trumpet flower vine and he gladly reached out for the leaves, turning to me as if to say "Dude, this is great," before he went on his merry way.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I'm going to try selling a few dolls here and there directly from my blog--it will act as my storefront until my website is finished (it's getting there--I made buttons and thumbnails and everything hehe). A fellow folk artist gave me the idea (great Megs think alike).
So here's Bailey the Bat Cat--she really is a cat, but her ears are so far apart she kinda looks like a bat, i.e. she's really cute :) She also comes with her own vintage looking black cat lantern. With her party hat, she's 28" tall and has a 14" wingspan. She's way too darn cute....and I never say cute! Bailey's adoption fee is $155 plus shipping. If you're interested in giving a home to this party animal just drop me a line--and click on the slideshow to see the full-sized photos :)
Off to enjoy some crisp September air...aaaahhhh :)