He’s having a little rest on his way to the summit, it’s hard work.
I made this little guy (this photo is about twice life size) for a show I had last week at Craft Central in Clerkenwell. It went pretty well, I sold a few things, got a couple of commissions too, and best of all got some really lovely feedback. My ex-tutor said that my prices are way too low, something she’s always nagging me about. She pointed out that I’m charging less than a decent meal out with a bottle of wine. What I make is worth more than pizza.
But she also said that I should sell my stuff in galleries, which is something I’d not even considered. Thought that was way out of my league. She said my stuff is quirky and unique, and I should make more of this. Limited edition mountaineers and the like. I mentioned gift shops and craft fairs and she rolled her eyes. I’ve never thought of myself as an artist, it all seems like a lot of nonsense half the time, but maybe that’s the way I’m heading.
*shuffles off in an embarrassed British manner*