The Christmas artisan’s fair is over again. I didn’t have a lot of sales, not enough actually, but it’s funny how one thing you do leads to another….I was asked to do a solo exhibit in a gallery…in 2011. I think I can get ready in time!
So this week, I have a goal. I am planning and writing up a proposal for a commercial commission job. I had started it a couple of weeks ago, but then other things got in the way and took my attention and time. Now it’s time to get dreadfully serious about it. I’m not one to sit still and do a lot of paperwork and all the thinking that goes along with it. Perhaps I need this exercise. If nothing else, I am sure I will learn a lot. So that is my plan for this week…after I go teach (that got cancelled)…and go to the dentist…and bake a cake for Jesus’ birthday party with my 3-5 year olds class at church…and make my nieces’ Christmas presents…and the list can go on and on. It’s the holidays, right? If you are already busy, the holidays just doubles or triples it for you.
My scarves are selling pretty well this season. I’ve sold 4 out of my etsy shop in the past couple of weeks. And I got a check from the shop I consigned a dozen to…she is selling them too. I keep them pretty simple with what I do to them, because I am not sure that my current market will support higher priced work. But when I do the exhibit, I think I will do some that are very special with more surface design on them.
Here is a rose pink silk crepe that I decided to do more to. I was wanting to experiment with it a bit. It was going to be my play scarf. I screened some words on it with a Thermofax screen. Since the scarf was still a bit damp, the words blurred just a bit, not bad. Not being satisfied with that, I came back with the discharge paste and a sea sponge and stamped it. Perfect. I wasn’t sure I even wanted to sell this scarf…but sadly (or happily, depending on your view) a girl wanted to buy it, so I “let” her. Sigh. Maybe I can duplicate it. I really did like this one.