Monday, October 31, 2011

No treats

It's been a long time since I've had a piece of tack fight me like this browband.  I've spent two long weeks on it, and I'm still not happy with the results.
Honestly, my frustration level is such that I am ready to pack everything up and take a long, long, long break from tackmaking.  Unfortunately for me, I still have a couple paid orders to finish.  Once those are done, though, I'm done too.

(Unless of course I change my mind.)

14 comments:

  1. *hugs* You can come and help me unpack! ;-)

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  2. Well if it means anything, I think it looks brilliant. :D

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  3. WHAT?! You can't take too long of a break. We love your blogs AND your tack!

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  4. Teresa--unpacking would be better. Seriously. I have hated almost every single minute of this bridle. Maybe things will be better once it's actually out of my house. I don't know. All I do know is that I have absolutely no desire to ever take another tack order again. Ugh.

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  5. I know exactly how you feel!

    What you need to do is have an enforced break like I'm on at the moment. Hard to make tack when your supplies are in another country! By the time they do arrive I'll be itching to start up again.

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  6. oh honey.. it really looks great. what do you need help with? My brain is yours..(not that i can help that much but I will where I can)

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  7. Sorry you are having such a hard time Jennifer. The bridle is lovely, as is everything that comes out of your studio. I LOVE my Braymere tack!
    Take a break, play with your boys and ride your new mare, and come back fresh and enthused again!

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  8. Perhaps I can find time to squeeze in a putty day. It won't be tack!

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  9. forgive me for my English :)
    I wrote you an e-mail,
    but probably does not make sense,you have a beautiful product and it would be a shame

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  10. Uh, what could POSSIBLY be wrong with that? It looks terrific! Your customer is bound to be thrilled.

    Prescription: return to (boring) comfort zone. Huntseat bridle or saddle. Maybe another halter? :-)

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  11. I think it is lovely and hope....is it for me? Problably not since my order isn't a paid one.
    Take a break...
    I'm in the same situation with a parade saddle. I hate how it looks......and I am having such a hard time with it. Plus I'm tired of making parade sets!!!

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  12. Jennifer,

    You do wonderful work, and it would be a real shame for you to hang up your tools for good. I can say that I've been in the same position with paintings I have done. Best thing is to put it aside and not look at it for several days while working on something else, then look at it again. If the answer still isn't there, well, put it aside again. The answer will come to you. This is the price we pay for seeking perfection with our art. And your tack pieces are works of art, make no mistake about that. And if it means anything, that bridle looks terrific to me!!

    Dagmar

    P.S. A break would probably be very good for you -- recharge the batteries! But, again, I do hope the break does not become permanent.

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  13. I have had similar issues with dolls that won't behave. I usually feel better after I can get them out of here. But while the trouble-makers are here...everything is hard.

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