I had a successful show in mid November and was pleased that I sold a good variety of items. My mini landscape/postcards sold well as did my funky fabric beaded necklaces (I'll post some photos soon) and bookmarks. I sold some framed pieces and journals and lots of cards. Here is a photo of my booth. I had great booth neighbours and I also got to see some old friends and customers with lots of lovely feedback.
The show is held in the beautiful Glebe Community Centre in Ottawa. I wish I had taken some photos of the inside of the building.
This little piece was one of my favourites. I called it 'simplicity' and it sold the first night of the show. It is tiny - maybe 3.5 x 3.5 -matted and framed in a larger square frame. I think that sometimes I make my work too complicated and one of my goals is to keep it simple in some of my pieces - know when to stop!
Before the show I spent one morning dyeing more silk ribbon with my dye kit from Ribbonsmyth . I was happy with the results and used them for ribbon embroidered bookmarks and a couple of ribbon embroidered framed pieces.
|drying in my basement|
My present theme is 'trees'. Inspired by my first 'sacred tree' which has just returned from an exhibition at the Stittsville library, I started piecing a tree together on a lightweight background (which I have since cut away around the tree).
|tree in progress|
I plan to applique it to a stitched background so I started one, then a second, then a third background.....why so many? Because each one took an unexpected turn and I am still trying for a certain effect. I think the latest will work if I 'keep it simple!' The tree was too powerful for the first background I stitched. In the second instance, the background was too distracting. So now I think a hand dyed background and a few flowers in the foreground will be enough. The others are morphing into different pieces and were not wasted. More on this one as I progress.
This post is linked up to Off the Wall Fridays Take a look at some great fibre art!