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Hello again....

Wed Oct 5, 2011, 4:31 PM
Happy Holidays

Ok, so I am not a very good writer - and I don't update anything with any regularity.  But I had to add a new comment here since the last was 3+ years old.  

As you can see, I have changed my tastes in artwork and have gone down the stained glass path.  I have to say that I am having a blast and enjoying building things in 3d from the ground up.   I have so many ideas as to projects I want to do, but I am limiting myself to one at a time till I get each done.... not sure how long that will last.

I have been giving some thought to possibly taking commisions for pieces, but at this time I have not started.  I don't know what the market would be for these helmets or other "pop culture meets stained glass type pieces" but for the time and supplies they would run in the $700-$900 range.  Anyone have thoughts on this or experiences they might share with me?

Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys my new project!


vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   General Artist
Mike / mclanesmemories ...

I think that you SHOULD persue the idea of conducting comissions.

Possibly (if finances permit you to do so) make several pieces (sort of assembly line-ish) of the same lamp, then either market yourself at, let's say, a ComicCon or Star Wars / Sci-Fi convention -OR- put a couple of pics of them on forums that tend to cater to the aforementioned groups.

Once the word of mouth begins in earnest, I think you'll begin to see potential purchasing interests trickle in.


Once again, pursue it *if* you have the:

1. Finances to do so.

2. The time to do so.

3. Are willing to take the risk of investing your effort w/o the guarantee of "rewards" (i.e. $$$) coming back to you (which I do not think will be a problem). ;)

4. Can convince yourself that with each one of these you produce, whether or not you sell it, you know that your talent / experience only continues to improve.


Go do it if you feel that you can meet the four suggestions I mentioned above. Otherwise, create for yourself. What you are creating are VERY unique handmade items. Know that there is (and will be) an interest base within the various groups that are fans of this genre (not only Sci-Fi, but stained glass objects, etc.).

Best wishes to you mate,


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