Otoshi (of High Plains Ironworks) sent me some photos of the my chatelaine pieces in progress. Like all artists, he’s heavily critiquing his own work, but I actually love it. It is obviously handmade and quirky and I think when the whole thing is assembled, it will absolutely fit my persona, who’s an odd duck (like me).
I told him a story that my mother, a master calligrapher and book artisan (you can find her here at Aimia Artworks) told me once: every mistake you make is actually a feature, and you should charge an extra $50 for each one. She does not do this, of course (like all artists, she drastically undersells herself), and if I were to do it, I’d be asking for Anish Kapoor-levels of ridiculous prices (see? I dog on myself too!).
ANYway, I’m super pleased with how this is going. In other news, though, I cannot find my lucets. So I am going to have to make another one (at which point, of course, I will promptly find my lucets, probably while I’m trying to find my knucklebone dice).