I’ve been pondering what to make for the Nucleus Galleries and for Cherry Blossom Florist in the run up to Valentines…… I know it’s all an over-blown, commercially driven, fake event (according to a lot of men I know lol), but it has to be said, it’s still a time for us little business owners and makers, to make some money! So in the name of the new studio and kiln project, here I am making plans for Valentines.
Here’s what I’m chewing over – Hearts! Personally, I like hearts. I have several randomly placed about the house, made from a variety of materials and I know lots of people who are heart-mad! But is this the best I can muster for my Valentines products? Really?? I disappoint myself at times!! I guess hearts can be classified as an all-year-round type of thing so perhaps that’s OK? But how exciting is it? Thing is, I’m not really one for producing very commercially themed goodies – my work is usually more abstract. For me, it seems like an easy option, but if (as my taurean nature might suggest) I don’t resist the urge to conform to this popular commercial phenomenon, am I selling my soul to the devil or am I just practicing good business?
In reality, a glass artist cannot survive on the abstract butter alone – one needs the commercial bread items to fund the more interesting stuff! So here I still am, sitting on the fence…… Think I will just go and make a cuppa and think about it a bit more….. lol I did say that I hadn’t got my New Year Mojo back yet!