A Medieval Nativity
The Animal's Christmas
I reopened my shop on Etsy, but I think it's too late in the season.
I don't really want to sell things as much as I like to make them. I find if you give things away, some people may not like the work, or tire of it and throw it away. I often fantasize that some of my work will live on - long after I'm dead. See how vain I am?
I want to spend time making more curiosities - so I won't let the idea of sales and seasonal things trouble me.
I love holiday crafts and art - making things. Today's fog with traces of snow and patches of greenery amid bare trees is enchanting. The holidays are enchanting if you can let go of all that is commercial. Strange to say when I make things to sell - but I guess I have to pay for materials and shipping and time and talent ... but it should be free.
I dropped my old camera and broke it while taking photos and so I have to go out and buy a new one. The photos I take for Etsy, as the one above, aren't very good - I also should have styled the item to warm it up. I like to make things, but I don't like to work. Presentation and sales are work.
So there you go ... I'm Lloyd.