Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Spam, Spam, Doves and Spam

Having finally posted details from the Venus and Adonis Illustrations, I was pleased to see comments but then disappointed to see that they are all obviously from spammers, promoting their products. Is there no escape from these people? Now I need to work out how to remove comments - or is my only option to turn off the comments - a great shame.

You may remember the saga of the doves. I finally sent the second block as I wasn't satisfied with the first. Sadly, the second developed a fault during printing so I made a third. Again, there does seem to be a problem with the wood - quite crumbly so I sat down again last night and engraved version four. I will proof tonight and post tomorrow. I never want to engrave a dove ever again!

Well, apart from those rants, things are good over here. The days are still quite warm and life goes on in a generally pleasing fashion. What more does one need? I ought to count my blessings more. My eBay sales are going quite well and I should make this month's payment on the press and save something towards having a drop handle made.

My next task is to make sure that I have plently of stock for a forthcoming weekend in North Essex where I will be demonstrating my work and, hopefully, selling engravings in an encouraging quantity. It has been a long time since I took myself out like this and I am looking forwards to it as, beneath the serious and reticent exterior, I do rather like to show off what I do.

1 comment:

Annie B said...

Your dove story made me sad.
Spam makes me sad, too. It usually shows up right after posting, so I just wait about 30 minutes after posting and then check for it. Log into your Blogger account and go to the "View Blog" tab. Click on the comments for your post and you'll find that because you're logged in you have the ability to edit the comments. There's a trash symbol you can click and then check the box that says "delete this comment forever." It's very satisfying!
Although no spam would be more satisfying still.

It's wonderful to hear that you get sales on e-Bay. I'd love it if my moku hanga hobby would start to pay for itself!