hi all. yep, it's been a minute since i've posted. honestly, i've been on a painting hiatus, concentrating on my spiritual health, trying to educate myself and to delve into lifes' mysteries. i'm a libra, so i look into things from all sides, and oh, there are so many sides to the mystery of life and the earth we live on! the muds run deep, lol.
but, i'm back! i spent some time with my tarot deck the other day, and it gave me some great insight to some places where i might stumble in the coming year. since then i had an idea that will bring some forward motion to a dream sweetie and i have. forward motion made by me, instead of all from him, so this gives me an added push for my idea to work; i need to be of financial assistance with making the dream happen.
our dream is a big one, with a big, ongoing income stream needed, and my artwork hasnt been forthcoming with the flow. i get awesome drips here and there, but it's time to come up with a product that will give more of a flow wherever it's seen. that means affordable to the masses and with a feeling that people will want in their homes.
i think i found it!
i was able to affix one print today, and i think i want a thicker paper, which means stronger medium to attach to the wood. i also need to ponder how i want the edges to be. do i want to decorate where the paper meets the wood so it's not feeling so abrupt? do i want a matte or gloss finish? (leaning towards matte finish, so the glare wont be too much in some light). do i want some of the inner wood to show, instead of only the bark?
each wood piece is so different that it's going to be a process to size each and every print for each ornament and to cut each print to the unique shape of the wooden piece. that's going to take some time for each piece so i'll still be taking care and putting my energies into them just like all my artwork. i want to make these affordable for people to consider buying them, but i'll need to consider if this will be financially feasible to make any profit at all with these. or maybe i should concentrate on the bigger original paintings to sell and to put in my shops for people to put on mugs and other merchandise. remember, this will be helping to finance our big dream!