I like to make things and often think that if I can just come up with an idea it would be so easy. Creating something original is such a challenge for me because I really take inspiration from everywhere and want to do everything. This usually ends up in more thinking than doing.
I also don’t feel like a “natural” artist. It doesn’t just flow out of me; I have to try really hard. Recently, Design For Mankind started a great series called “Roadmaps: A Guide For Creative Pursuit” and it is helping me to get moving. But, once in motion, there’s so much to do.
As previously posted, I’m working on a collection called Square Dance, which started with fabric flowers made from two-sided calico fabric. I’m happy to finally have some focus, but it leads to so many decisions. As a Libra, making a choice is very challenging.
At this point, I’d like to have three different products in the collection – the fabric flowers, a matchbook notebook, and a note card. The flowers can be used in several forms as seen in the photo – magnet, brooch, push pin and/or sachet. Except for the sachet, the labor involved in making each version is about the same, but is the perception when it comes to pricing different?
For example, would someone perceive the price of a push pin to be dramatically different than for a brooch? From a business perspective, which form is best in terms of value? I've thought about giving the option to choose, but that might get a little crazy as each flower would have to be custom made. Sounds like a coin flip might be in order, but which coin to use?