Wednesday, October 29, 2008

process::documenting



Documenting a product is all part of the process, a part that I both love and dread. This morning I have spent much of my time photographing a few new items that will be heading off to the shop today and tomorrow.


I really do love photographing the items when I am inspired but there are other times when I continually push that task to the bottom of the list. Maybe its the thought of getting the lighting set up just right or maybe its the time it takes to actually upload and process the images once they have been taken but what ever it is I know it effects my productivity.


I just wish I could find a better way to stream line the whole thing. If only I could make the product and it would just miraculously show up in my Etsy shop or better yet turn themselves into promo packets and be shipped to stores. Oh if only...

If you sell your work what are some of the things you love about the process?
What holds you back or takes up a lot of your time?

11 comments:

joanna said...

love those horses!

i think finding the time to make them is most challenging! i often have all these ideas in the head but no time to do anything about them...until they swim away and don't interest me anymore!! ^^

Mrs.French said...

that gray flannel one is mine...all mine! I am so happy you found me via sfgirlbybay, so I could find you!

blair said...

so glad I finally got to meet you last night at the 3191 opening, hope to see you again in person soon!

13mimosa said...

I agree on the photographing and I don't think I've done a decent job with my dolls yet - maybe I should hire you, if only you weren't on the other side of the world!

vanessaann said...

hey, i stopped over from wise craft. i love your giraffes, they are adorable. your etsy is amazing! i see that you have had 92 sales, thats very admirable. keep it up!

rebecca said...

I don't sell my work...yet!

I know one thing that slows me down is that once I get started on a project that I've thought about for a while, it's too easy for me to abandon it unfinished but with a strange and undeserved feeling of confidence that by simply having started on it I've accomplished something. And while it is a big deal to actually get going on new work, I tend to end up with a lot of unfinished stuff. No one wants to buy that!

I have a book, that I haven't read all the way (ha!) called "Art and Fear" that might be helpful to both of us.

Stephanie Breuner said...

I hope all is well with you. I couldn't remember your due date, so I thought I would check in.

Cupcake said...

i hear you: the photographs kill me. i love the making. i love the posting (it's brainless and so immediate in its satisfaction) but the photography makes me crazy. there's never enough light. the room is too messy for product shots. if you discover a way to get them straight from your sewing machine and onto your etsy site please share it with me!!

PaperLion said...

Completely agree. I have to really force myself to do the photos. Because I don't take great shots to begin with I go through photoshop to clean around the books so that adds another step.

I don't mind the listing process too much, but the photographing...ughhh!!!

leslie said...

what i love most of the process is coming up with endless ideas...but alas, no time to let them materialise.

i wish there's a machine whereby you just tell it your idea and the end product will be churned out straightaway.

by the time i squeezed out time to make it, the inner voice in me would gnaw at my confidence and i'll go - nobody's gonna buy that!

i loooove the photography and posting it up though!

Nishant said...

I agree on the photographing
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