Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New listings and Twilight

I've been busily working this week on only size medium and large garments. Very soon I'll get to listing an even amount smalls, mediums and larges so that my shop is more balanced. It takes me about a week to get items listed because I usually photograph a batch of garments once each week or two, then stagger the listings until the next batch is photographed. I've also got more custom garments coming up.

Just listed these two tops:

I'm going to take a tiny fashion break and talk books for a minute. Before I got into fashion designing, my hobby was writing fiction. Now that designing is my job, I find myself wanting to write as a hobby again. Here's why:

In this post, I was talking about how I don't read much and that I haven't been engrossed in a book in forever. Since then, Twilight came along. The feeling of being engrossed came back, but not in the way I remember. The book was disappointing. It was slow, silly and dull in parts. But I loved the premise and the idea of the character Edward (protagonist's love interest), and that's what kept me reading.

The movie was more fascinating and more frustrating. It was richer, and the characters had more life to them, but they just sort of followed the motions of the plot on the screen. I didn't really care about them, didn't believe that the main duo was in love except that they told us so. I felt like they could have done so much more with the story. And vampire's skin sparkling in the sun? There was no way to not make that look dumb.

Rather than read more of the series, I'm instead left feeling inspired to find, read and/or try to create other stories with the same amount of passion but with more depth, feeling and plausibility than the Twilight books.

We'll see how I go.


Penny said...

Ooh yay! I used to write stuff, some of it was pretty bad. I wanted to be the next J. K. Rowling too much, I think...

Chrisy said... your unique fashion...hope that you get some time this year to do more writing...

heidi and seek said...

Penny - I used to write some horrible stuff too. But I've gotten some second opinions on my more recent stuff and it seems to be half-decent.

Chrisy - Thanks so much. I'm starting uni again this year so I'm not too optimistic about spare time, but I'll fit it in somewhere!