Yesterday I cinched up organizing my Instagram accounts. Or, at least I think I did. I’m really trying to figure this marketing stuff out since getting back into the game.
I now have one IG for business (the polished, no-nonsense account @quirkyandodd) and a personal one where I said I’d share more of the “warts and all” stuff of everyday life of an artist, and more behind the scenes of the studio (@lorigreenbergart).
So, here’s the first warts-and-all photo. I can’t believe I’m showing this. I know I need to master lifestyle photos. It’s been a crick in my craw (is that a real saying?) for a while now. I’ve tried and given up many times, but this time, I’m determined.
Doesn’t this photo just make you laugh? I mean, who even has the idea that you can put something gorgeous in a pile of rocks, stage it with some really cool pods and a little bit of their flowers for a pop of color, and it will magically work?
You know what I see? A pile of rocks and dismembered greenery. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some pods! But these look like little green asses that have been severed from their little garden troll bodies — if garden trolls are even green.
I won’t even get into the whole, “your gorgeous ring gets lost in all of that” issue. Or the shadows. ::sigh::
What the hell, y’all? I need some serious help!
When I take a piece out of the kiln and find it looks like this:
And I get really excited because I think it’s really cool and feels good as I fondle and examine it.
And then, as I’m working to get it off the mandrel this happens because I was getting frustrated and not paying attention:
So, while that’s a big bummer I have a solution. Saw that sucker off.
And from that problem a dilemma is solved. What piece will I wear during the show? I hate to put on one that is sale-able because inventory is low and it takes one out of the running. So, I do some clean up work, reassemble and here I have it:
It’s not perfect but I can still wear it and it gets the idea across of what they can look like when worn. Let’s just make sure that I’m more careful and don’t add any others like this to my own personal jewelry collection.
This pendant measures 2.5″ and will be worn on a chunky ball chain. I’m considering the pricing of similar pendants at $125 (a wholesale price).