Thursday, 19 November 2009

Mosaic in the Meantime







Having a serious think about all the kind comments and support I received in response to my last post and things are a bit clearer now, though I'm still mid-ponder!

Here's a little mosaic to enjoy in the meantime, and 'thank you' to everyone for their generosity.




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images and textures in your mosaic. Good luck with your pondering.
Anne X

Pomona said...

Lovely mosaic! I hope your pondering is productive - I for one like your work, and hope you find a satisfactory compromise.

Pomona x

ger said...

A restful mosaic... And for sure you deserve to be paid fairly for what you do - you + everybody else... I´ve been pondering myself lately (going to start trying to sell sometime soon), + I´ve been reading about the conditions for textile workers in Bangladesh or China - perhaps both problems should be seen + tackled (!) more as 2 sides of 1 coin...

Things Hand Made said...

thats a great collcetion of images very different from most peoples mosaics. You guessed right on my blog, it was Julie Arkell.

julielea said...

Some sublime photography... I love "In Limbo", it would make a great book cover. Lovely stuff.

Ange said...

I didn't comment on your last post about this but as I see Ger has commented here: YES - you must be paid fairly for what you do! And yes - I am another one that that agonises over the prices of my 'products.' It's not just a case of 'making money,' which is in itself important (money is an energy form like anything else and you undervalue yourself if you undervalue your work) If we do not honestly value our work - how can we fight against these cheap imports.

I have spent 8 years working on 'fair' prices for my renovated and lovingly hand 'patined furniture.' It has taken me time to educate my clients about what buying 'cheap' copies means. I also spent 5 years working in Womens' and Girls' education for UNESCO and worked on projects aimed at educating 'parents' so their girls weren't sent to sweat shops to work for 'pretty' things to clutter our shelves with.
Part of defining your price is educating people about their responsibility in changing the world. Perhaps you could remind those lovely old ladies next time that it wasn't quite so long ago as that, that we were asking for quality and not quantity. They may remember themselves. I know my grandmother was a stickler for it. And she wasn't rich. She just wanted to put her money into quality things that would last.

The 'something special' will be lost if an adequate price is not charged for an object. I for one will not riddle my living space with objects that have no value other than decoration with no soul. I need to know there's a happy face behind each object that comes into my home. The problem is that if we don't teach people to ask for the name behind the product - the people become throw away too...

Don't get disheartened! The growth in the hand made industry is indicative that the trend is turning. Put on a brave face and explain with a smile. We will win in the end!

I love the feather in your mosaic...

florcita said...

Good luck with all that thinking! :)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

A beautiful mosaic Chrissie, I share one or two favourites here! I've got a couple ready for Mosaic Monday tomorrow

Have a good week ahead. Hope your focus returns soon

Best wishes
Carolyn x

karen said...

Hi. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you and thank you for your comment. It has been chaos here. It was back to work almost straight after the show so I haven't had time for much at all. Now I have 4 days off to hopefully recharge and regroup! I love this mosaic. Who is the rather stern lady in the middle, she looks really fearsome! I hope you are well! Sending lots of good wishes your way! Karen x