So, I've learned a lot from my request for thoughts as to why my "Crane" piece of artwork hasn't sold. I've had a lot of insightful things posted. Some I totally agree with and plan to change, and others that I don't exactly agree with as I feel that some things are simply a matter of preference. I appreciate all the comments as you guys have given me a lot to think about. However, even constructive criticism gets hard to take after a while so I think I have to put myself out of the agony and do my drawing early. I just can't imagine anyone else having a new take on this piece so why wait until Saturday!
One poster asked what happened to the original piece of artwork... I sold it as soon as I finished it!
I especially appreciate one comment that stated something to this affect:
Your work is beautiful. To change something would be to change what the piece is saying.
When I read this comment, I wanted to shout "Hallelujah! Someone gets me!" While many of you suggested making changes to the piece, in all honesty, there is absolutely nothing I would change about the piece because it came from my heart and I feel it is exactly as it's suppose to be. I know it doesn't suit everyone's taste but it is what it is.
Just for information, the vinyl is the exact size of the print and does not look cheap in any way but does act as protection for the print. I personally love the feel of it. And the black crinkled velvet is not as shiny in real life as it photographs. The crinkles give a multi-dimensional affect with the black breaking up the dark with hits of light on high points.
Anyway, enough about the crane. If it never sells, I'll put it in my house and love looking at it every day. It's one of my favorite pieces I've ever done.
All that being said, I'm going to go ahead and do my random generator drawing for the three winners. And they are..... drumroll.......
1.) #8 Monique
2.) #13 Kay
3.) # 19 Penney
Congratulations girls! I'll send you private e-mails and need your snail mail addresses so I can get your goodies off to you right away!