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21/08/2009

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Chrissy Foreman C

Oh my goodness, reading your post is like a page straight from my own head!
I think that's the hard thing about being a solo artist ... you've gotta be a jack of all trades! It would be so wonderful if all we had to do was come up with the ideas & designs and someone else could take it on board and process it all to fruition .. .but alas, I am yet to find that person!
I too have loads of patterns & ideas, wanting to take them further, but not wanting all the extra workload that come with being an artist/marketing manager/distributer/printer/merchadiser etc etc! If you come up with solutions, please give me a holler too! :)

theaxx

ah yes.just printed my magazine and had similar issues - where are you in oz? perhaps I can pass on printers i learned of in my search...?

thea.
xx

Claire

Ooh, lovely notebooks! I like the colours and the patters. I'm a notebook addict and I would definately buy them if you had them made! I live in Europe but am going travelling in Australia soon :)

Jen

wow, congrats! that's so neat that your work will be carrying your notepads. love the patterns of these notepads here.

Kate

Hi Tiel - I have no answers, but I spent my life in the same cycle, wondering, thinking, ideas and then wondering how to do anything. I am so glad I just made a decision and went to Sydney and the grandparents took two children, and they all survived perfectly without me!

deb

I sympathise: three fantastic kids whom I love to bits but after three years parental leave, two moves and lots of sleepless nights I now want some creative space for myself. Difficult finding time for everyone and everything. Not enough hours so nights are short. You will find a way.
I love your notebooks too, take your time!

Ange Brown

I hear ya Tiel!
Its a viscious cycle...ideas=products=manufacuring (at a good enough price to make any money)=time to sell them...who's got that? when we are pulled in so many other directions!
I hate the frustration of when you have time to make contacts give them a brief of your requirments and they dont get back to you! Who's got the time to chase these peoples? I dont!
I need 2 lives...one with kids...one sans kids!
Good luck Tiel!
Ange

Sue

Identify so closely with what you've written. As someone else has said, it's small steps, I think, which are the answer. Good luck.

monica

every journey begins with a single step... it'll work out for you, I know.

Claire - Matching Pegs

Ahhhhhh the wall.

Every mother has one.

The notebooks are lovely, I wish I had your Illustrator smarts - too many of my ideas can't get out of my head and onto the computer.

Good Luck with finding a solution.

Kylie Hunt

Those walls keep coming up all over the place, don't they? I run into them so often myself, it's a wonder my forehead isn't bruised ;) Good luck finding your solutions - I'm sorry i can't help. I do think these notebooks are fabulous and I particularly love that first photo with the pencil "made in australia" - so cute :) K

Kiki

Ooooh oooh sorry, I shouldn't be so rude. I meant to leave a comment saying your notebooks are superb and I for one, would buy some.

:: K

Kiki

Freaky Tiel, my background is advertising and printing...I can help you with a few local printers if you like. Just email me any ?'s you've got.

Now...have you read 'The Divided Heart' by Rachel Power?
http://www.rdog.com.au/main.php?id=dividedheart

Sonya

Well what you've got going on is SO EXCITING! But I know exactly what you mean about that wall. I've hit it many, many times.

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