|HODAKA HASEBE: handmade bowl|
Lucky number eight, symbol of infinity, eternity, it connects heaven and earth and it is the number of the winner of the giveaway I offered in the previous post
Using a random number generator seemed a bit grandiose for choosing a number from one to ten, so I had my daughter pick the winner from a bowl. The winner is number eight, aka Pie Lady Pat.
Pat, if you will send me a message or leave a comment here to tell me which three cards you want for your gift, I'll get in touch for your address.
By the way, the bowl was made by Hodaka Hasebe. I bought it from his Etsy store, HodakaPottery
. Every piece I've bought from him is a beautifully made and functional work of art. He is a master of his craft. I hope he achieves great fame and fortune but I hope his prices don't shoot up until after I've finished buying the pieces I want. While I'm on the subject, here is a thoughtful piece of writing
about why some of us care about handmade, one of a kind objects, such as those made by Hasebe.
I thank you for your comments regarding photos and note cards. They've been quite helpful. Plus, it's just nice to have a cyber chat and receive feedback. What I take away from the comments:
- Yes, do it!
- Try to do both cards and prints, but cards may be easier to sell, which is exactly the opposite of what I was assuming.
- Do your research and EVERYTHING else that Christine Mauersberger said!
- Put more cards with images of my textile work out there.
- Remember to offer sets in addition to single cards.
Based on your comments, here are some images that I'm thinking of having printed:
As always, comments & opinions are very welcome.
If you want to keep track of my photos, I am selling them at my Etsy shop named MORNA
. I don't have much now, but I'll be working on it. Thank you so much for your help!