It's okay to be crafty ... sometimes

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Project by johnhutchinson posted 07-12-2014 01:43 AM 954 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just some feedback on my dowel-rod and colored-pencil fruit bowls. I decided to make three of each for sale, and the colored-pencil versions were gone the first day. Go figure?

Convinced me that making someone smile can sometimes trump “serious art”.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 02:07 AM

I think of “cute”. Do you have a children’s heart.

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 02:19 AM

If they’re buying, then you just gotta keep making them. Never deprive a customer the chance to leave you money.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 02:24 AM

Your artistic flare comes through strong and clear. Congratulations on another interesting project, and thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 04:58 AM

Buying your art is a serious complement to you. Congratulations John!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 07-12-2014 05:29 AM

yao: I looked at your projects and your giraffe lamp totally blew me away !!! My son would love it because he’s got a real thing for giraffes. And he’s 40.
Interesting comment regarding a child’s heart. I never want to be childish, but I always want to keep a childlike enthusiasm for my work. Looks like you’re doing the same.

the rest of you guys: Thanks for the great comments, but I’m not interested in going into production. Every now and then I just wonder if I could if I wanted to. The fact that some lady bought both of these pieces while I was trying to photograph them was encouraging. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 07-12-2014 09:16 AM

Your bowls are realy somthing special every time!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 09:40 AM

People always appreciate and enjoy original playful creations John and this is certainly one of them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 07-12-2014 12:58 PM

Artistic in a different way. Different is what people like. My wife likes it and said if she saw it for sale she would of bought it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 07-12-2014 02:33 PM

I like it so much that if I run across one I might even buy one myself. ;-| Seriously, I can easily see why that would sell. It’s attractive, it’s and eye catcher, it’s practical, and it will be a great conversation piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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