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The down side of creating.

We're getting closer to starting sales, and yesterday, that brought up a small down side to creating and selling (for us, at least).

I've been reorganizing, marking, and numbering the Pixictoowoos we have ready for sale, as well as repairing a few that will never be sold. Last night I showed emcic my progress, with all the little PixiCs in rows in their storage box, all numbered and painted and ready for packing. He opened the lid, looked at all of them, pet one, and closed it with a sigh.

"You don't really want to sell them, do you?" I asked.

He replied, "Not really, no."

Therein lies the challenge. A lot of effort and love goes into our all of our pieces, but the critters are a little different. They have character, and personalities, and little quirks that make each of them unique and endearing. They proliferate rather quickly; since the very first one in 2006, emcic has made more than sixty over the years. We love all of them, and have a real hard time letting them go sometimes, even as gifts.

But we can't keep them all, and most of the folks near and dear to us already have one or two or five of our little creations and adore them. We kept the very first one and keep (and repair) all the ones that break before they leave us, but we're not going to stop making these delightful little horrors, meaning the rest need homes. So we photograph all of them, sell them, pray they make it to their new people safely, and hope that they're loved.

Sure is hard, tho'.
The original PixiCtoowoo, who lives on emcic's desk.

May Redwing be with you always.

- Rebecca


Jul. 29th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Too cute! I'm so gonna want one ... actually I'll need two because someone I know is going to really want one too. :)
Jul. 29th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'll be sure to post when we finally put them up for sale. There are gonna be LOTS of different ones. :)
Jul. 29th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
It's going to be hard to choose, isn't it? :)
Jul. 29th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Yurp. :)

emcic actually photographed the first thirty-five or so that he made for gifts back in 2006; they're all up in deviantart gallery (emcic.deviantart.com). You don't need to be a member to see them. :)
Jul. 29th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Cool ... gotta check it out. :)
Jul. 29th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Okay, just glanced through and I want to say:

1) There are currently four I want that he has pictures of - Pixictoowoo bwoo, #11, #20, and #28. Actually, the #11 is perfect for my friend.

2) That travel alter idea is AWESOME!

3) BJ's monkey is frickin' adorable!!!!!!!
Jul. 29th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
1) HEE! Those particular ones are already gifted away long ago, but he could always do a custom one based on a previous one if we asked him really nicely. :)

2) Isn't it? He made another for our friend droops that I don't think he photographed yet. I'd love to work with him on another.

3) *giggles* It was fitting, too. MONKEY!


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