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« on: June 05, 2010 11:51:08 AM »

I've been working really hard on a new style of images for glass tile pendants that I make.  Well I showed my two sisters (16 and 12) and they both said they are weird and only like one of them. Sad  So now before I go and get prints of these done, I'd like some opinions from the general public. 
















Honest opinions are appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010 11:53:59 AM »

I have a bit of advice for you.  Don't take advice from your sisters!  I love every single one of your images.  Use them all!  I tried to pick a fav, but i honestly love them all.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010 11:56:40 AM »

Thanks gamemom That made my day! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010 12:01:05 PM »

Agreed! Your sisters may not have developed a mature taste yet... Wait a couple of years before asking their advice  Cheesy

I like all the Alice in Wonderland images especially..... Not a huge fan of flowers, but that has nothing to do with your images!
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010 12:10:32 PM »

I'm the same - personally don't like the flowers, but love the rest!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010 12:21:33 PM »

You know, I'm one of five kids - and four of us are girls. What I've learned is that the three younger than me like to tell me my music playing sucks, or is 'okay' or 'tolerable'. Or that my art projects are decent or fine. And through some simple snooping I discovered they'd written my lyrics on school binders, tried to replicate art I've painted and drawn. Which your siblings put you down its because they're wishing they could do something similar. And even if they're flukey and serious about disliking them, well, they're just two opinions. Craftster loves you and so do I! Your images are beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2010 01:00:20 PM »

They're all beautiful, especially the Alice in Wonderland and the green chandelier one. I love the poppy on the music notes as well. How did you make these? Photoshop? I can't wait to see your finished project :-)
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010 01:21:43 PM »

Thanks everyone! I knew posting here would make me feel better!  I made these images using GIMP which is like a free version of photoshop.  Most of the parts came from www.thegraphicsfair y.blogspot.com I love her!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010 03:15:55 PM »

They definitely don't suck.  They will have wide appeal.  I like the flowers the most, so based on earlier comments, it just goes to show, market research requires more than the opinion of 2 sibs.  Good luck with them, they are great.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010 04:07:20 PM »

I think they're lovely.  There are only two that I don't much care for, and that's just a matter of personal taste (The rose/Eiffel tower and the 18th cent woman). 

Your designs are not overly cluttered, they are all of a style which lends itself to glass pendants.  They should be popular.  Ignore your sisters this time.

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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010 05:15:26 PM »

I really like them.  Especially Alice, but that's because I have an unhealthy obsession.  I also really really love the rose over the sheet music, because I like when people use sheet music in images.  I don't think you should listen to your sisters at all, and I love your style of work.
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2010 06:38:07 PM »

Wow thanks for the great response everyone!
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2010 06:47:21 PM »

They ALL look great to me. I can't wait to see pictures of the final project. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2010 08:43:27 PM »

these are awesome, you should be proud of your work! They may not be to your sister's taste but they are to mine (and I'm sure many others). They have a fabulous style.
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2010 11:56:25 PM »

Those are great!  I loved all of them except the 18th century woman which I'm not as fond of.  You have a great idea of what goes well together and know exactly how much is enough.  I'm also jealous of your gimp skills, I've downloaded it and fiddled with it here and there but mostly it intimidates me!  Huh  Keep going, I'm sure they'll make lovely pendants!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2010 03:26:48 AM »

Damn straight, your sisters have little taste if they don't love these! My personal favourite is probably leaning towards the second one. Although no. 12 is pretty nice. I don't particularly like the 8th one, but that's just me, I know it's something most others would appreciate.
So, in short, good work :]
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2010 07:44:00 AM »

Those are stunning!
I want all of them lol
I say go for it!
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2010 08:21:16 AM »

I'm really glad you're getting so much positive feedback here.  Let me add my voice to that!  These images are fantastic and, like others here, I had a hard time choosing a favorite!  Not only are your images amazing, but I checked out your etsy and couldn't resist those mum bobby pins.  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2010 09:51:08 AM »

These are awesome.  I can't believe they were all done digitally.  You've got excellent taste.  I'd say to go with them, and I bet you've got plenty of Craftsters who might pick them up right away!
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2010 10:13:24 AM »

i like them. i love the blue bird (swallow?) with the flowers, its very kitschy in a good way.
i also like the butterfly-woman and the bird with the crown a lot.

what i don't like is the text on the fairy (it blends in with the arm in a strange way and i don't like this font for this piece) and i think the text on alice is too big. and the woman in the pink dress could be a little darker to stand out from the background a bit more.


i'm sure they will make great pendants!
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2010 10:16:33 AM »

I would like to see what one of these looks like in real life.

If you've piqued the interest of these many folks, site unseen, than you have a good chance at a marketable product.

Go for it!
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2010 10:49:11 AM »

I'm all for the designs. They are awesome!
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2010 01:24:11 PM »

I love them. My favorite was the last one... or maybe the Mad Hatter... I cant decide. LOVE em all!
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2010 03:15:44 PM »

Love them all can't choose a fave, great job
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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2010 04:40:30 PM »

Thanks so much everyone!! I got the pictures printed today and will post pics as soon as I get the pendants made!  This has made my day soooo much better Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2010 04:50:11 PM »

I like them very much! And in the spirit of all of the others who have encouraged you, please don't take the opinions of family too much to heart--they're simply do not have the right perspective!

A story: When I was in college, I entered a poetry writing contest at the college radio station where I worked. The contest was sponsored by Moosehead Beer and I submitted a poem based on "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe; I called my poem "The Moose." My parents and brothers read it (pretty much just glanced at it) and said "yeah, yeah, so what?" Well, that poem won the national contest and I won an all expense paid trip to Canada for a week. After I won the contest, my parents re-read my poem and thought it was the funniest, most wonderful poem ever written... all they needed was an objective perspective!
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2010 09:21:14 PM »

i love them they are great the only one im not crazy about is the marie antoinette one (well im just guessing thats who it is). i LOVE the alice in wonderland ones!!!!! great job way to go!
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2010 09:50:26 PM »

Sisters can be crazy, I love them all. They are fantastic!
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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2010 04:22:22 AM »

 Huh  Why, oh why, did you ever doubt yourself?  These are beautiful!!!  I love them all, especially the 18th Century woman, the vintage collage pieces and of course ALICE!  Great job.

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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2010 04:42:11 AM »

*tsk  silly sisters!  I love the AIW images.   
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2010 04:53:05 AM »

They're all great...my favorite is the bird wearing a crown!  Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2010 08:32:26 AM »

They are all great!! I'm curious to know which was the "only one" that your sisters liked
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« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2010 08:34:29 AM »

One sister liked the pink rose with the eiffel tower and the other liked the heart.  Thanks again for the great response, this makes me so happy!
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« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2010 10:38:49 AM »

You have that problem with your sisters too? I'll make something and my sisters will say "....interesting..."

Don't worry, these are positively cool. Without a doubt. I love every one, especially the Alice ones. They all look modernly-vintage. It's really cool.
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« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2010 12:34:44 PM »

I like them all.  I know you have 4 pages of people already telling you that.  But I think that some of them will sell very well.  Good luck.
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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2010 01:22:57 PM »

Thanks again everyone!  I have my first set of these drying as we speak so pictures of the finished project should be coming soon!
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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2010 03:25:38 PM »

I think they are lovely! Would like to get a sense of their scale. But the images reallyvwork. They are beautiful!
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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2010 03:44:06 PM »

i love them especially the birds!
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2010 07:26:02 PM »

greeneggsandham - they are actually 7/8".  I lowered the resolution to post on here so they would  be larger and easier to see. 
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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2010 09:09:47 PM »

I especially like the robin wearing a crown and the chandelier. They're all lovely.
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« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2010 02:40:20 PM »

Dont listen to your sisters im sure they love your work too, its brilliant Smiley . Love the bird with crown and Mad Hatter
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These are all gorgeous!! I can't even pick a favourite.
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« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2010 01:36:14 PM »

Your sisters have done exactly what my sister does when I show her things I've done! (and yet I've seen her wearing some of my jewellery I've made) I love using GIMP I think it's such a great programme! I think you've done a great job I especially love the Alice in Wonderland ones. Smiley
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your sisters are lame. most of these are very cool. i especially like the rabbit one and the bird.
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Wow, I'm honored! Thanks so much!!
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« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2011 10:54:48 AM »

These are fabulous! You know better than to listen to sisters!  Cheesy
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« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2011 01:42:29 PM »

I think they are awesome:)
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I agree with the majority. They are lovely and definitely don't suck.
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