Updated: Aug 14, 2021
Here we are in glorious sunny August, depending on what floats your boat, but already I’ve been contacted four times about Christmas bookings! And two of them were in July.What!
I get it really do, but it’s quite a challenge to get your head into thinking about everything so far in advance and out of season, it goes against our natural instincts.
Working with the seasons.
Of course even as I write this I’ve thought of the perfect solution. And that is to create seasonal work in advance. For example perhaps I need to work on Summer products now, ready for release next year. And so it follows that I create Christmas fair work this year in readiness for Christmas 2022.
Personally I’m not that organised, and I don’t do any of that as yet, although I’d never rule it out completely, and I'll always be mindful of it. I wonder how other artists approach this? Do you work in seasons? If you are and artist reading this then I’d love to hear from you on this topic.
It raises other potential issues to, such as upfront investment, and have you got enough storage space, firstly to order enough substrates, paints and other materials? And secondly to have enough storage to keep all of your lovely creations pristine for a whole year? I know right now that that doesn't work for me.
However, I have a big dream of one day having a proper dedicated studio space, but in the meantime like the majority of other crafters and artists I’ll be working in the summer sun, as it’s super hot in my loft space studio, with half a mind on the Christmas.
In the mean time,