Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Art and Everest!


Look what I have been working on:) I love these wee wooden plaques. They are about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick with a hole in the back to hang them.

Now, here's where you come in:) I am wondering if I should sell them separately or in groups of three. I think I will try selling them on Etsy first. What do you think? I just love them:)) They were fun to paint and I have loads more ideas for them. I will let you know when they are listed.

Here is something interesting I came across yesterday. I have always been fascinated by climbing and Everest in particular. Scott Parazynski the astronaut, is climbing for the second time, last year he almost made it but had to stop. I found out about his expedition while poking about the DiscoveryTV site, I think it is sponsored by NASA. He is on Twitter and you can read about their expedition here on the website onorbit. Scott is at base camp IV now at 26,000 feet (the death zone) and plans to push towards the summit around 7-8 EDT today!! (sunrise on 20th in Nepal)EDITED:HE MADE IT 6:15EDT!!!! Everest summit is 29,029 feet. It is remarkable to me that I can sit here in my cozy home in Nova Scotia and follow the final moments of the toughest climb on earth almost as it is happening! This was video of him was recorded 4 days ago.

PS: the package they are discussing contains moon rocks.

13 comments:

Hayley Egan said...

How I love your colours...These plaques are delightful! I would list them on Etsy both indivudually and in groups, depending on how many you've made. Thanks for your comment by the way! I responded on my blog, (it would just be weird and out of context here.) X

Gifted Typist said...

I'm so glad you linked me into the Everest climb. I wouldn't have known about it.

his stuff doesn't seem to capture the Canadian imagination quite in the same way it captures other nations' imaginations.

I wonder why that is?

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

I love these! So colorful and fun!

Sara said...

Love, love the plaques...they are so cute...really colorful...

I would sell them both ways...

Claudia said...

They are so pretty - love the colors. The blues make me sing. Grouping? Yes - but also separate. I don't know - I always like choice.

Kathy said...

Those are so cool. I love them.

Mickey Johnson said...

...love the wee plaques. too cute and colorful too! can't wait to see them on etsy...i will head over there now. xo, mickey

Jenn said...

woooohooo he made it!!!
Shelagh, the plaques are soooo cute! I aodre the colors! I would sell them individually but with a picture showing how FABULOUSLY wonderful they look when grouped together:):)

xox...jenn

Angela said...

I think I would sell them individually. That way people could collect just the ones they want. HOW FUN!

Anne said...

Hi, Shelagh! I love these cheerful plaques! I would vote for listing them individually. :-)

Tee said...

These are beautiful! I think I'm with the individual sales camp, too.

Love love love them.

Alice said...

Hey Shelagh, I've been off-line for ages! I'm currently at my parents again (we have been delayed - arggghhh!) so have internet for a while. Great to be able to catch up on news.

I just love these ... I am thinking brooch personally ... I would so wear one of these on the shawl I'm currently knitting!!!! Hope all is well :-)

Rachel said...

I think you should sell them individually and/or in groups of three. I often wonder this about my own photos. Although sets of three often look best, ultimately it should be open to the consumer to have freedom to make her own arrangement if she has that inclination. Anyway the stuff is beautiful and original.