Friday, 12 August 2011

Good Intentions

It was my intention to do another sketchbook post today.
After seeing Tracey Emin's monoprints I thought we could do some monoprinting.
I had everything ready...
But first I had a commission to see to...
A bit last minute as a favour for a friend, but I was certain it would only take a couple of hours.


A book jacket for an album for her youngest daughter's wedding.
I'd finish it before lunch, do a bit of monoprinting and then write my sketchbook post.


But I finished it at 6.40 this evening!
It took eight hours.
So now I have the dilemma of what to charge.
She's a good friend who buys a lot of my work... oh heck!


But the point is, I never did get around to the monoprinting or the sketchbook post.
I did make chocolate muffins though!
(One or two people were disappointed I didn't bring cake to the Festival of Quilts!)


Family here tomorrow for a BBQ so there won't be any sketchbook work then...
maybe Sunday?

20 comments:

  1. And we just wait patiently for all you want to share with us at the right time!

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  2. Your friend will be delighted with the wedding album, as will the happy couple - it is gorgeous. That chocolate muffin looks rather gorgeous too - hope the weather is good for your BBQ. Looking forward to the monoprinting when you have time.

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  3. I think one of the most difficult things is deciding how much to charge for one's work. I used to make beaded specs cases which took many hours of work and really there was no way one could charge by the hour. I love your cover (and your choc buns)

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  4. Oh Gina that is such a beautiful album cover, I think your friend will be delighted!
    I love it that no matter how busy you are, you always manage to squeeze in some cake! ;)
    Vivienne x

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  5. The going rate - you'll won't feel so bad about it interrupting your mono-printing. Loved the FoQ photo - it must a have been a relief to ditch the balaclava and hoodie for that shot.

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  6. how beautiful Gina - it's very difficult charging for one's own work isn't it? especially if it's a friend. I keep missing you - I was up on the South Bank on Sunday and going to the NEC this Sunday lol. One day...

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  7. A lovely cover - I think 2 hours was very optimistic!! It will be treasured for years to come and the price must reflect the time spent.

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  8. What a lovely book cover! Your friend is lucky to know you, on so many levels.

    I'm not sure what mono-printing is, but I can hardly wait to find out.

    My sketchbook is coming along....so out of practice, am I. Your posts are giving me the boost I needed, but maybe I should be looking up recipes for chocolate muffins....yours looks so yummy.

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  9. Beautiful book cover! Have a great weekend. :)

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  10. Gina that is fantastic - that will become a treasured possession. mmm the chocolate muffins looked good to!!

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  11. How gorgeous! My sister made our wedding album and I absolutely treasure it, and will this happy couple I'm sure!

    Just got back from holiday and caught up with your posts about Barley - I hope he's feeling much better now, poor boy!

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  12. i'm always overly optimistic with what i can get done in a day, but it seems you got quite a lot done so i wouldn't worry about it ;)

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  13. The cover is lovely. I'm sure your friend will be very pleased it and you still had time to make muffins!

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  14. That is so beautiful Gina.
    twiggy x

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  15. What a beautiful cover Gina -- I'll bet the bride and groom will be thrilled!

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  16. The album cover will be treasured, that's for sure. Hope you had a great BBQ.

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  17. such a beautiful cover, something to treasure.

    xx

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  18. What a beautiful cover, how wonderful to create something that will be treasured for ever.

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  19. What a stunning book cover - I'm sure the happy couple will love and treasure it. I think deciding what to charge is the hardest part of making and selling.

    Not much help, am I?!

    xx

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  20. The book cover is lovely - I think I like the back even more than the front!

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