Re: handpainted crafts

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Posted by John on August 22, 2001 at 08:01:01:

In Reply to: handpainted crafts posted by Francine Bennett on August 19, 2001 at 11:18:15:

Looks like the old 80/20 rule at work: it takes only 20 per cent of the effort to get eighty per cent of the job done, but another eighty per cent of the effort is needed to finish off that last twenty per cent.

No handwork is ever one hundred per cent done in that sense. Every artist can finds flaws or needed improvements in every single piece ever produced. Successful production folks learn to get over that, i.e., they stop being perfectionists and learn to live with what is commercially acceptable.

Review some of the FAQs here on the site, and then think about two levels of pricing: one would be a "it'll do" price of, say, $45. The other would be a "work of art" at whatever that last eighty per cent effort costs you to achieve perfection. Then let the market decide.

And remember -- this is a mailbox, not a canvas, you're painting on!

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