Friday, November 5, 2010

Mixed feelings

Today I’m feeling:
-Disappointed. Every time I participate in any of the Spoonflower contest, I really do it because I enjoy the challenge and the contest gives me a little bit of “push” to design something. Of course, if my design finish in the Top Ten, that is awesome. Well, my last design (In woodland) wasn’t in the Top Ten yesterday :( I usually NEVER get disappointed for something like that because as an artist you learn to grow thicker skin for those situation, but honestly I feel a tad sad yesterday. I REALLY liked my design, I mean REALLY. Indeed I’m working a whole collection base in that design because I think have great potential. So… doesn't matter what they say, I still love so much little fabric ;)

Ahhh and BTW, this is my submission for the 2011 Calendar :) Here the link if you want to vote.

Hello 2011 Tea Towel Calendar

-Pleased. I can’t help, but every time I see my work in real products, I feel super happy.
I ordered a runner from my Envelop shop and I think looks great!

Table Runner

BTW, my sister Andreina have the same runner in her apartment in Amsterdam ;)


A couple of weeks ago, my husband ordered a cover for his iPhone 4. I took a picture of the case next to the original drawing :)

iPhone case

And the same week, Jeanne from Dirty Laundry got the same case ;)

-In love. Seriously… I love this cow now!

Moooo...

You can check My Mooooo friend (and iPhone cases) here.

-Exited. The weather is super beautiful today. I can’t wait to go out tonight and party to celebrate the first Friday!

Happy weekend everybody!

15 comments:

Rebekah Leigh said...

Okay firstly don't get down, your designs are fabulous,always, it just depends on who voted on the week etc.....Secondly I love your designs on real products I want an iphone just to get one of your cases,haha! Thirdly I adore that cow, it rocks...Finally have a good eve!

Caryn Lynn said...

I went to spoonflower and signed up for an account. I have gone there before to check out your fabrics, but didn't really understand the whole set up. I am really excited to learn more about it and maybe try coming up with some of my own designs. I voted for you tea towel desing. I love your artwork and think that your entry should be in the top ten!

Tyggereye said...

Dont' get down. Sometimes things like that can be more of a popularity contest than a real "sales" contest you know what I mean? Don't let it get ya. Your fabric was AMAZING.. Your work is amazing. Keep your chin up.

Anonymous said...

Simply Moo-velous

Linda Cash said...

Don't be disheartened, your work is beautiful and so different.

Scarlet Ily said...

I find your work original, creative and inspirational...who cares what a few people think? The majority of folks out there enjoy your work and style. Stick with it, my friend. These last ones were meant for bigger and better things!

Pointy Pix said...

Don't be disappointed - your work is so beautiful and original. I agree that sometimes it is more about how many people you know that you can get to vote for you online in these competitions and not how good the actual design is. I absolutely love the iphone cover - it looks brilliant and it must be such a boost as you say to see your work actually printed off 'in real life'. The runner is also gorgeous.

Jan said...

You have an abundant talent! It's understandable that you feel this way but, looking at the bigger picture your work is amazing - these competitions are sometimes more about popularity/marketing than they are about art. You're an inspiration!
I am also in love with your iphone cover - is it in your shop??

Beth said...

Keep the faith! Your designs are uniquely beautiful!

aimee said...

STUNNING... all of these. That calendar should win for sure! And I love that runner!

Alexiev said...

I love this artwork... very pretty calendar... fantastic the cow...

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Leaves and Feathers said...

Your runner is gorgeous, as is all of your work. I know it is hard to have a thick skin sometimes, especially when you really like something! I totally relate! I often wonder why it is that sometimes it is the rejections that I remember and let get to me!! More than all of the great encouragement! This is something that I am always vigilant about reminding myself to work on, to ignore those negative voices. xo

Traci said...

Valentina. We love you. You are amazing.

cathyb said...

Hi = listen -don't you worry about Spoonflower - your designs are beautifula nd unique. I am also on spoonflower and have kind of given up hope - I think I am just going to order the fabric for myself (with my own design) Found you somehow through blog hopping and glad I did

Loco Lindy said...

I bought some of your artwork this past year on Etsy, and it makes me smile every time I see it!