The new 'Felicity'. A functional work of art.
January is a great month for Rising Star Workshop. There is no rush, no hurry to make lamps and ship them and plenty of time to sit back and think... and work comfortably. January is a month which I review.. almost everything.
I judge the performance of my lamps by looking at two parameters. The feedback I receive and sales figures. Each design is precious to the crafter and sometimes my own intuition doesn't help me see areas of improvement and opportunities to get better. That's why third party opinion is so precious to me... and if there is any success in what we do, I believe most of it comes from respect in others opinions. I am happy that I educated myself to listen rather than talk.
Unlike previous years which I focused on failure or underperformance, this year I focused on success and good performance and sought areas of improvement in something doing really good. I started with two designs which have been performing successfully. The Felicity and Uncle Moon and Friends. Two designs which gained appreciation from since they were released. Today I want to write about The Felicity as we still not finished the photography bit of these two improved designs.
Here is The Felicity V1
And here is The Felicity V2
I have used large photo format to make it easy for you to spot the differences but still, it may not be easy. Basically, there are 3 differences between the two versions.