Saturday, November 13, 2010
Anxious Anticipation & Black Friday
I've been working (some might call it puttering) in my studio for a regular 40 hour work week (work I love) preparing for the famous "Black Friday."
Now, I am not one to celebrate the rampant materialism and gimme spirit that has besmirched a perfectly good Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas or whatever you celebrate or don't holiday, but it is the time of year people pay us artists and craftspeople a bit more attention, so it does get my attention as well.
The Etsy shop again gets a bit of a dust off and new things get made and listed. I have to admit though, I would make these things anyway, and keep on with it, until I crowded myself out of my own nest. Such a dilemma: it takes a market to support us, but too much concern with the demands of a market is a sure-fire way to kill off our creativity. What's an artist to do?