I was just wondering about the bear/rabbit industry and I would be interested to know about collectors and how they purchase.
Do you prefer to buy from shows were you can hold and examine a creation ?
Are you happy to buy form websites ?
Do you prefer to buy from shops ? Are you happy to pay more at a shop ?
I have always tended to collect old rabbits, so I am happy to buy off the internet.
The artist creations I have purchased have been at shows. Something has caught my eye and being able to pick up an item and feel it has given me confidence to then part with my money !
I would be happy to purchase from the same artist again then, over the internet. There is also an excitement about visiting a show knowing that you are going to come back with something. ( Usually I am showing myself so don't get much time ).
What do you do ?
I have often wondered about the ' of the shelf glasses'. As this is my first pair, I thought it best to buy them from the optician. I have seen glasses for a few pounds with the same magnification strength but wondered if there really is a difference in the quality. Does anyone know ? I know it is the frames where most of the cost is but I could do with a spare pair just in case.
Where I work also has a low ceiling and when I put my glasses on my head I then have a habit of scuffing them on the ceiling. They have quite a few scratches on them
If anyone has a knowledge if it's ok to buy cheap readers I would be grateful to know.
Jenny.... I too am starting to see blurred food on my plate.
Joanne ..... knitting in bed with a light hooked onto your nightgown
I did buy a small summerhouse this year so I could sit out in the garden and sew even when it's windy, and that does help.
I do dream of having a studio in the garden with big windows and roof lights... well I can dream.
I suppose it is just one of the many side effects from sewing. It does make me think a bit about the future though and taking care of my eyes. I find I do so much sitting around, because of sewing, buy I do try and balance it with some exercise. Sewing is a very sedentary occupation though.
I have now been a soft sculpture artist for 6 years and in that time I have noticed my eyes deteriorate. I now wear glasses and I'm always moaning about not having enough natural light.
I wondered if other artists had experienced the same, and if they have created any work spaces outside their home to have access to more natural light. I do use daylight bulbs but they aren't the same as the real thing.
Any creative ideas would be appreciated
Yes I did win the 'Public Choice Award' too and I was thrilled. I did post on FB but I wasn't sure of posting on here,as I wasn't sure how much interest the competitions still hold for people.
I actually found out from Katie Hallam and then a 'congratulations' from the advertising department !! I never received an official 'you've won' email which would have been nice.
I like entering competitions as they always challenge me, and I like to think it keeps the industry interesting. Congratulations to everyone else who won too.
Anyway here's 'Finery and Finesse'.