Hello! Hope you had a good weekend? I had a busy, busy weekend, we seemed to spend the whole two days going to country fairs, an open studio and a garage sale, and it's quite nice to be back to the slower pace of life in my studio.
The one thing that stands out from the weekend is the open studio, (where I felt too shy to take photos), and the tent at one of the country fairs containing little webbed feet creatures, that is, poultry, and a few nervous looking ducks. But I'll show you those photos another time, because, although I promised to show you a finished sleeve of my fair isle dress I'm knitting, I've got something else to mention.
After a long absence stocking my etsy shop, I've just started to fill it, with my first giclee print. I'm going to try and put at least one in my shop every day, untill they're all listed.
Hugo and I have been working on getting this all together over the last month or so. Gosh! It's been time consuming and complicated, and when I sit down and think about it, we've produced a lot, which I'll slowly unravel to you as it all goes into my shop, which you can see by clicking here.
I notice that etsy is now showing the prices in your own currency, along with the dollar price, which is brilliant for those of us not thinking in dollars.
I did a lot of searching around for the best quality and price, to get prints made of some of my paintings. I'm so impressed by the giclee printing process, and if I could afford to, I'd have all my reproductions done by the giclee process, which is superb. Some of my reproductions are laser prints, which lowers the price considerably, but doesn't work for all the pieces. When I've felt the laser process was good and true to the original, I've used that process, where it hasn't worked, I've had to use the more expensive giclee method.
The painting in this post is reproduced by the giclee method, and I'm thrilled with the results.
Well my lovelies, it's a lot later than I normally visit you to say hello. On Wednesday I will definitely-definitely-that's-a-promise show you the sleeve of my fair isle dress which is actually sewn into the dress, (though the yarn ends aren't sewn in yet), and you get a good idea of how it will look when finished. Cheerio then! Love Vanessa xxx