Thursday, 24 February 2011

More on 'Prints'

I meant to say that hopefully at some point this year i will also be sorting out an online shop, so i can sell some of these images. I need to figure out lots of stuff, but hopefully there will be the usual prints, t-shirts, cards, bags.... and even, eventually, some pots! It will start with just prints to begin with and then i'll try to grow it from there. I need to get this side of my business up and running to get some kind of control over my output and not just rely on others commissioning it. I've also come to realize that ideas aren't worth anything if they don't exist in one form or another. There's a couple of fantastic books called "Whatever You Think Think The Opposite" and "It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be" by Paul Arden, an advertising legend and once executive creative director at Saatchi and Saatchi. Sadly he died in 2008, but these books are well worth reading. Not at all self-help'y, just really creative ways of looking at things. Anyway, there's a piece about making ideas exist and i've had a lot of ideas that have never 'existed', so i'm trying to address that. It also talks about how too many ideas are not such a good thing, you too easily move on to the next one. if you don't have many ideas, you learn to make the ones you do have work for you. I totally get that, i've a hundred and one different projects and ideas, few of which has been concluded. Don't even get me started on the Children's picture books!! I'm sure i'll do a couple of posts on those ideas sometime. Right better go and finish something!

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to look into those books. I want to do more with my images... stickers, tee shirts (which I've already done a bit of), and maybe some sort of small prints.