February 27, 2011


How long do you wait for a painting you made to feel that it is done? How long do you wait after you are done, and the painting doesn't sell, doesn't get any feedback... for you to feel that it is not as cute/good/finished... as you thought? Do you blame the economy, the lack of enough networking? or is there a point where you think the poor thing is simply bad? (I could go even deeper, thinking simply that one's art stinks... but I won't go there)
Do you despair? Do you repaint? Do you leave it in the corner of a closet to be forgotten? :o)

This is one of my Fridas. At the time I though she was so cute and funny... I was making funny looking people and all of them sold but her.  It's been ages and all she gets is a quick pass through. So I decided she needed a fresh start!

What do you think? Darker background, face lift, darker hair and jewelry. She is ready for a Fiesta :oD

Well... enjoy the rest of your day!
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  1. Great question!
    I strongly feel there is a buyer for everything. It's just a matter of how long you want to wait.
    I like to change things around often at the shop I'm in,remove, replace and rest. Take something out,give it a rest,replace it with something new. Bring it back another time.
    Hugs, Amy

  2. I know exactly what you mean, I'm going through those thoughts right now. It's hard not to let it get to me as I'm so critical of my work anyway.

    I think I just don't network enough but to be honest apart from having a blog and a facebook page as well as etsy I don't know what more i can do so perhaps my art is missing something? hmmmm

    As for your Frida's I definitly like them both but I have to say the additions you gave her have stepped her up. Even though I really like the original too :0)

  3. Oh yes, she looks better now with the dark hair.
    I like it.
    have a great week

  4. Y'know....I never think to re-do...I just reduce...the price, that is...haha!

    In this case, though...I think you're on to something. I liked her before, but I like her even more re-done. I hope this helps find her a new home....fast!!!

    I like the polka dotted dress, too :)

  5. Martha, very nice! It's amazing doing something a little different to the painting, can change it so much! You know, if something doesn't sell right away, I don't get down on myself. I might change it a little, or wait for the perfect buyer ;o)

  6. She looks great... definately better with the darker hair and the wee wisp in front!

  7. She looks much better, great 'make over'!!! I got the little mermaid in the mail today (the 'OWOH-prize') and I love her!!! Thank you so much!!!

  8. I really like the re-do. When in doubt...I just blame the economy! LOL!

  9. The dark hair looks a lot nicer, really brings out her eye:)

  10. I hope you managed to sell her Martha. Happy Paper Saturdays.

    1. Yes! Sometimes the right person takes time to show up :oD


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