Wednesday, April 18, 2012

on second thoughts

For a long voyage- original vintage paper collage - reclaimed materials

For a long voyage

I've delayed the shop closing an extra week, you now have till next Friday, the 27th. There are some serious bargains to be had in the clearance section- get them now because once next Friday hits, anything in that clearance pile will cease to become available. It's all stuff I don't relate to any more and I want a fresh start on a long voyage.


I've also added some paper collages from my old art shop into Sparrow Salvage. I want it to be my only shop for art, jewelry, photography etc. All the products of my creativity in one place. When I'm ready to set up shop again, I will be updating fairly irregularly- it's been my developed habit to make as much as I can as often as I can to keep up with that vending machine mentality that seems to run unchecked on Etsy. But we are artists- we work at a different pace, we are not automatons- not even Fanci who never sleeps! I intend my new home and new life to nuture a more thoughtful artist who works when she does and updates when something is finished.

There will be more paper collage, extraordinary pieces of jewelry, textile wall hangings... and eventually (should my ideas plan out) ceramics and....dolls! Yes dolls. Big ones, at least 3 foot tall. How does one ship that? Carefully, I would think.

Prophecy - 8X10 photograph - crystal arrangement

Prophecy

One more thing- there's a 50% off sale happening in my old photography shop...trot along and get yourself a bargain while it's there- I'm closing that shop for good once I've moved, so all these prints will no longer be available once next Friday hits! Ever!

9 comments:

just jen said...

"to keep up with that vending machine mentality that seems to run unchecked on Etsy"

well said!
not that I've ever had enough in my shop to remotely seem like I was trying to do this, but I totally understand the mindset. crank out for no other reason than to sell. it's not a great place for an "artist" to get into. in quotes because ..y'know.. I have issues with that title as a generality. ;)

Beatnheart said...

May all your ventures and adventures turn out just as you hope and dream little miss sparrow... sending you positive thoughts from across the big pond into your sweet heart...nothing like a clean slate to start things afresh and new....

13 said...

Loving the collage work, very wistful and dreamy. Best wishes for your move and your new shop offering the complete sparrow range.

Roberta said...

I agree. The vending machine mentality is right. List, list list...I am lucky if I list something new once a week or so.

Anvilartifacts said...

Looking forward to enjoying all of your beautiful work in one spot. Hoping that your move goes as smoothly as possible and that you'll love your peaceful new place.

Jackie said...

Wishing you the very best in your new adventure. I hope all goes as planned and you love your new home. Can't wait to see all of your creations in one place.
Prayers and Hugs to you!!

Pretty Things said...

i love the collages!

quisnam said...

Hope the move went well - can't wait to see your new 'stuff' as it emerges. Kate x0x0

Jayne said...

I think you are totally right, we need time to create and enjoy that creation, tweeking here and there until we are totally happy with it. It is such a fine balance when we are making such individual pieces. Hope your move goes well and that you love your more peacefull environment. You have been through so much I am sure you will do the right thing for you. Good luck x