Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I guess I should explain about the art that I am now listing in my Etsy shop . I have decided to part with things in my personal collection . Years ago I sold my work through gift shops and catalogs and art shows in the U.S.

I had to keep a consistency then . I would come up with a design and I would make dozens of the same item , [ I have sculpted HUNDREDS of things ] ... but I always kept for myself the very best ones , so I would be able to remember and have a reference if I had to make more ...
I don't know if I will ever go back to making these folk art pumpkins and Santas
I have moved on from them ... I really want to paint now and make new things , so
my plan is > to keep listing these type of things to the end of this year and then move on and fill my shop again with paintings and maybe art dolls ... I don't know . not sure ...but I have to clear my house and my head .
I just know that I can't go back
I am even putting lots of clocks on etsy . Ones that I don't think I will make anymore . MAYBE I will still make Crabby cats . Crabby cat has a place in my heart forever .
so I hope you will take a look ....
thanks for .... letting me vent , and thanks for visiting !

9 comments:

Theresa said...

The new stuff is great and the classic stuff is great so keep it coming...you creative genius. :)

Sandy Mastroni said...

ha ha Theresa .... thanks

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sandy!
i cannot tell you how much your work inspires me!

Sandy Mastroni said...

wow thank you Melissa !!!

Susan said...

I can so relate, I look at some of my previous pieces and they still hold a place in my heart, but I can't go back, I only move forward. Not only does your art always inspire me, but you do constantly. I am always trying to work some of your techniques into my art and they usually come out looking a bit wonky. I would love to see a tutorial on how you make the eyes of all your creations look so marvelous... (hint,hint) Have a great week, Susan.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I do believe in clearing out the old, unused, under-appreciated, taking up floor/shelf/attic space STUFF!! Purging is an excellent remedy and you will feel a profound sense of possibility with the "space" you free up!! You never fail to please with all of your new work, I like seeing the old stuff too.

Cathy said...

I see you have notched up 300 sales Sandy. That is excellent. It just goes to show how much people love whatever you create. It must be hard to see you dearly loved pieces going for sale though. I can understand about not revisiting past artwork though. I think fresh and new keep us inspired.

Sandy Mastroni said...

Oh
you guys say the best stuff !
very encouraging
Thanks !

Priscilla Mae et al said...

Boy, can I relate. 5 years ago, I did only wholesale and I felt like a machine painting pillows for all my retail clients. It became a job with little soul. Won't do that again. Feels good to let go. Congrats.