Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dubious Marketing

It's the selling thing...I am devoting a lot of time to promoting on etsy these days, and the creativity tends to pop out when it can. In this case, I am showcasing a plastic wall candelabra sconce thing from the 60s in some kind of Venetian fantasy. Making interesting photographs works to some extent as an outlet, and then again I can feel divided. It's an old issue, when I was an illustrator (back when we were all going to live in the broadband and be rich as Croesus) I worked digitally, so the creative footprints vanished as they were made, a little sparking in the air. Nothing to show, but nothing to carry.

Swings and roundabouts?

11 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

This could be the cover of a Steam Punk, novel I'd say. Cool.

martinealison said...

Une très jolie photo et très originale...Gros bisous

notmassproduced said...

well...i love the way you are promoting your products and think your shop looks highly creative :)

notmassproduced said...

well...i love the way you are promoting your products and think your shop looks highly creative :)

Gwil W said...

In a European newspaper I recently saw a photo of a pizza slice sleeping bag complete mushrooms and olives. The crust was the pillow. Believe the artist was from California.

Celeste Bergin said...

It's a great photo--soooooo mysterious. I love how the dress and the wall are so similar.

moonlight said...

I just love candels! even in such a surrealist image...

Coffee Messiah said...

Cocteau comes to mind -

=Cheers Susan!

grrl + dog said...

yeh, it does go round and round, but it has evolved by the time it comes round again.

And imaginative shots like that will get it sold, for sure.

ger said...

It´s all rather dubious, indeed. And pretty weird - no, just joking: weirdly pretty...!

nan said...

i've only just discovered your art--which i really like, by the way--and that led me to your etsy shop. i hadn't seen this post yet, but i was indeed quite struck by the wildly, wonderfully creative photographs of the items for sale (and your descriptions of the items, too). i instantly added the shop to my favorites and will definitely be buying something soon!